Lireas is considered a pioneer of the underwriting agency concept in South Africa having been invested in companies such as MUA and Clarendon for over 20 years. Lireas is the strategic investment company of Hannover Re Africa which holds the majority stake in Lireas and provides our investee agencies with access to "A+" rated reinsurance capacity. Our minority shareholder, Mahogany Private Equity, provides Lireas with strategic direction, corporate finance and private equity expertise as well as BEE credentials.

Lireas has a unique business model enabling us to provide our partners access to finance, a variety of credible insurance partners, as well as access to reinsurance. No other business in the South African market is able to subscribe to such a dynamic business model.

Lireas believes in investing in people rather than elaborate business plans and we strive to ensure a long term partnership approach. We believe that corporate governance can be balanced with entrepreneurial passion – a characteristic so essential to the success of many of our businesses.