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Adrian Furlonge


Adrian is a founding member of HWF Partners. With his extensive experience on both sides of the negotiation table as an underwriter and broker he is regarded as one of the foremost thought leaders and innovators in the M&A insurance marketplace. He has acted for a wide range of clients in advising on the structuring and placement of all types of transaction liability products worldwide.

Recent experience

Adrian’s experience includes:

  • Procuring a seller initiated buyer’s W&I policy in relation to the sale of Pulsant Group Holdings Limited to Antin Infrastructure Partners. Advised Pulsant and its shareholders and Ropes & Gray on the sell-side as well Antin and their advisors, Goodwin Procter, on the buy side.
  • Working with Bridgepoint and bd-capital on their successful merger of portfolio companies Private Sport Shop and Sport Pursuit. Involved on both sides of the transaction, working with key advisory partners Mayer Brown (acting for Private Sport Shop) and Stephenson Harwood (acting for Sport Pursuit).
  • Working with Wren House Infrastructure in connection with its second social infrastructure acquisition, buying UK specialist care provider Voyage Care from Partners Group and Duke Street.
  • Working with Access PaySuite, a division of software provider The Access Group in connection with its acquisition of digital payments operator Pay360. Involvement included advising on and structuring a W&I policy, working with key advisory partner, Travers Smith.
  • Working with Waterland Private Equity together with the advisers Goodwin and Bristows on their signature acquisition of the UK’s Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural healthcare in the UK.
  • Working with key clients 3i Group plc and advisors Ropes & Gray to place a W&I policy for the acquisition of MPM Products Ltd.
  • Working with long standing advisory clients and partners White & Case, GKC Partners and Esin Attorney Partnership in structuring a W&I policy for Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, on the US$1.8 billion acquisition of Istanbul-based Peak Oyun Yazilim ve Pazarlama, A.S. The transaction is the largest acquisition of a start-up in Turkey to date.
  • Working with key client Elysian Capital and advisor Stephenson Harwood to place W&I policies for the acquisition of Wholebake, shortly followed by Wholebake’s acquisition of Deeside Cereals.
  • Advising Bridgepoint and Ropes & Gray on procuring a buyer’s W&I policy in relation to the acquisition of Achilles.
  • Advising Intermediate Capital Group and Ropes & Gray on procuring a W&I policy in relation to ICG’s acquisition of Travel Chapter, one of the UK’s leading holiday rental platforms.
  • Assisting MML Capital Partners, a leading private equity investment firm and their legal advisers Pinsent Masons in the procurement of a buyer W&I policy in respect of their investment into Western Global, the leading supplier of industrial liquid storage and dispensing solutions.

Adrian spent four years as a lawyer at CMS in their insurance and reinsurance department. He then joined AIG in 2010 as their UK M&A underwriter subsequently taking on responsibility for a team of UK and European underwriters. Adrian and his team of underwriters wrote over 300 policies during his leadership including acting as lead underwriter on more insurance programmes than any other insurer.

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HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Travers Smith

We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS