Global Risk Partners

Insurance

Deal Type
Realisation

Initial Investment
November 2013

Sector
Services

Fund
Private Equity
Growth

Status
Realised

In July 2020 Maven sold its stake in the independent insurance intermediary Global Risk Partners (GRP) to Searchlight Capital Partners. Maven first invested in GRP in late 2013, participating in the £55 million investment led by Penta Capital, to support a buy and build strategy targeting the global specialty insurance and reinsurance markets. 

Over the period of Maven's investment the business expanded rapidly, acquiring brokers, Managing General Agents, portfolios and teams which had niche, non-commoditised, specialty business and strong profitability. In just over six years GRP completed 59 acquisitions and has grown to become the UK’s second largest independent insurance intermediary, with gross written premium of almost £800 million. The exit from GRP generated a 2.55x money multiple return for investors.

Global Risk Partners

Since we co-invested in GRP, as part of the Penta syndicate, the business expanded rapidly and in just over six years the business completed 59 acquisitions and has grown to become the UK’s second largest independent insurance intermediary, with gross written premium of almost £800 million.

Andrew Ferguson, Partner at Maven

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