This site uses cookies to help us manage and improve the website and to analyse how visitors use our site. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For further information about cookies, including about how to change your browser settings to no longer accept cookies, please view our Cookie Policy. Click for more info.

Coversure Insurance Services has been acquired by Livingbridge

Coversure Deal Image.jpgArrowpoint Advisory's Business Services and Debt Advisory teams have advised Livingbridge on its acquisition of Coversure Insurance Services, one of the UK's leading independent insurance brokers, as part of a management buy-out.

Coversure comprises of online wholesaler Policyfast, specialist underwriters CUL, software house Datamatters, and insurance broker franchise Coversure. Founded 30 years ago, it has grown to over 90 offices throughout the country via an organic growth strategy that saw Coversure deliver Gross Written Premium (GWP) of 116m, Policyfast deliver GWP of 42m, and CUL deliver GWP of 9m in the financial year ending March 2018, leaving the Group well placed to build on their outstanding performance.

Tim Wright will join Coversure's management team as non-executive Chairman as part of the deal. Tim was previously Head of Corporate Risk & Broking at Willis Towers Watson and, before that, Chief Executive of Willis International. The deal is set to complete later this year, subject to regulatory approval.

Coversure's CEO Bob Darling said: “The management buyout is great news for all concerned. It will allow us to invest in the business and offer even more customers and brokers the high standards of service for which the Group has become renowned. Having Livingbridge as our investor and Tim as our Chairman will enable us to explore new opportunities and give us the impetus we need to accelerate our growth, both on and off the high street.  All our stakeholders, brokers and staff can look forward to an exciting period of growth and development that I feel will be to the benefit of all.”

Xavier Woodward, who will be joining Coversure as a non-executive Director from Livingbridge, commented: “Arrowpoint Advisory provided us with pragmatic and insightful advice throughout the bid process and sourced the optimal debt package within a very tight timescale. We were delighted at their commitment to support us at every stage of the transaction helping us complete the investment quickly and efficiently.”

James Lever, Managing Director at Arrowpoint Advisory, commented: “We were very pleased that we were able to assist Livingbridge in securing and completing their investment in Coversure in a tightly run auction process. We believe that the support of Livingbridge for Coversure will provide a strong platform for the business as it moves to its next stage of development.”

Neil Smith, Managing Director, Debt Advisory, at Arrowpoint Advisory, commented: “We are delighted to have supported Livingbridge with their investment in Coversure. We ran a very competitive debt process as part of a well-organised bid team and delivered an excellent outcome.”

James Lever

Managing Director

Phone: +44 20 7484 4711

Mobile: +44 7711 078463

Neil Smith

Managing Director

Phone: +44 20 7484 4721

Mobile: +44 7990 788761

Gavin Orde

Director

Phone: +44 20 7484 4742

Mobile: +44 7764 960168

Jamie Hutton

Director

Phone: +44 20 7484 4733

Mobile: +44 7769 224 934

Business Services