Sompo Completes Acquisition Of Lexon Surety

June 5, 2018

Sompo International Holdings, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has completed the acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group LLC, which was first announced on January 3, 2018.

Lexon, the second largest independent surety insurer in the U.S., is comprised of Lexon Insurance Company, Bond Safeguard Insurance Company, and Fortress National Group LLC.

Lexon staff and office locations will be integrated with Sompo International’s Surety business under Mr. Christopher Sparro, CEO of U.S. Insurance. The combined operation will be led by Brian Beggs, EVP, Sompo International Surety who will relocate to Lexon’s headquarters in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Lexon has been offering a broad array of commercial and contract surety bonds, court and probate bonds, and U.S. Custom bonds through a nationwide network of agents since 2001 and Sompo U.S. Insurance will continue to offer these same products.

Mr. Christopher Sparro commented, “We are very excited to welcome Lexon into our U.S. Insurance operation. They have an excellent reputation and their technical underwriting proficiency is closely aligned with our corporate culture. The combined organization will be one of the ten leading insurers in the U.S. surety market, significantly contributing to our strategic expansion in the U.S.”

Mr. Beggs added, “Lexon has a reputation for quality products and strong distribution relationships which are highly complementary to our current surety capabilities. Their nationwide network of agents and brokers coupled with expertise in specialty niches such as energy will enable us to substantially accelerate the growth of our primary surety portfolio.”

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