In Brief: Insurance Sector
The UK Insurance industry is currently experiencing a period of consolidation. High multiples are being paid for insurance businesses, demonstrating that now is an opportune time to consider a potential sale.
We are currently experiencing high levels of deal activity with the insurance sector and we are interested in talking to business owners who would consider a potential sale.
At KBS Corporate we truly understand what your business means to you and we appreciate that any decision to pursue a sale or inward investment is never taken lightly. Your business becomes personal to us, meaning we will only work with a select few clients at any one point so that we can dedicate the time, attention and effort that you and your business truly deserves.
We are committed to developing a personal partnership with you throughout the process, ensuring that the results we achieve not only meet, but exceed your objectives and expectations.
Our hand-picked team of Corporate Financiers have experience in owning, running, exiting and providing lead advisory on businesses across many sectors.
We understand the time and effort it takes to grow a business, so we ensure that we use our time and effort to achieve the best possible value for our clients.
Our team utilises the expertise that they have developed over decades of working both within trade and M&A across the UK, Europe and the United States – putting us in the best position to guide our clients on their own journey.
WHAT MULTIPLES ARE BEING ACHIEVED?
KBS Corporate are currently seeing values of between 8x and 13x multiple of profits, with higher multiples being paid for business with a specialism or niche. We believe that now is a great time to take advantage.
Our expertise within the insurance sector enables us to put together a strategy that is truly tailored to you and your business, a formula that has resulted in a history of successful business transactions.
Following several recent sales, that generated a multitude of potential buyers, we have continuing interest from a wealth of buyers still looking for acquisition opportunities. We have established strong connections with or can present your opportunity to some of the industry’s leading buyers and investors, such as Livingbridge-backed Jensten Group, Aston Lark, A Plan Insurance, Tasker Insurance Group, Verastar, and PIB Group, amongst many others.
RECENT KBS DEALS
Ravenhall Risk Solutions – a chartered insurance broker, offering an extensive range of products and services to clients throughout the UK. Predominantly operating within the insurance market, the company has established a prominent position within its sector and is held in high regard for the quality and reliability of its offering. This has ensured the longevity and strength of its client base.
Channing Lucas and Partners – an independent marine insurance broker offering a comprehensive range of products and bespoke solutions to clients throughout the UK and internationally.
All-UK Adjusters – a nationwide loss adjusting and claims management company, with an established, long standing client base within the UK insurer, broker and self-insured market. The long-established company has earned market recognition in the provision of a bespoke claims handling service to several blue-chip clients.
Sources: Bureau van Dijk, Preqin, K3 Capital Group