Tokio Marine HCC is an international specialty insurance group with offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Ireland. The company is based in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. but has major offices in Atlanta, Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Farmington (CT), Frederick (MD), Ireland, Leicester (UK), London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mount Kisco (NY), and New York City.
The company (formerly HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.) was formed as Houston Casualty Company in 1974 by Stephen L. Way. Since the company’s founding, it has been consistently profitable, generally reporting annual increases in revenue and shareholder’s equity. The company reports to have paid shareholder dividends for 67 consecutive quarters.
In 2010, it posted $2.6 billion on Gross premiums written, $2.3 in total revenue, earnings of $345 million, and Combined Ratio of less than 85%. Assets exceed $9.1 billion. Tokio Marine HCC was ranked 827 in the 2009 edition of the Fortune 1000. The company has strong financial ratings including an A. M. Best rating of A+ (superior), Standard & Poor’s rating of AA- (very strong), and Fitch Group rating of AA- (very strong).
On June 10, 2015, the company announced it was acquired by Japan’s Tokio Marine for a fee of $7.5 billion.
On October 27, 2015, the company announced the closing of the acquisition by Tokio Marine. The aggregate consideration paid in connection with the merger was approximately $7.5 billion and the merger became effective at 4:05 p.m. EDT.
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