AA - Ownership and Business Overview


AA Ownership

Who owns AA?

AA is owned by Stonepeak, TowerBrook Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. It was acquired on December 9, 2020.

Is AA PE-backed?

Yes. AA is owned by private equity investors Stonepeak, TowerBrook Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus.

AA Business Overview

Where is AA headquartered?

AA is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

What is AA’s revenue?

AA disclosed revenue of 995M GBP for 2020 and 979M GBP for 2019.

What sector is AA in?

AA is an insurance company.

When was AA founded?

AA was founded in 1905.

Insurance M&A Summary in 2020

Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, insurance ranked 5 in number of deals in 2020. The largest insurance acquisition in 2020 was RSA Insurance Group - which was acquired by Intact Financial for $11.1B.

Join Mergr to view all 418 acquisitions of insurance companies in 2020, including 31 acquisitions by private equity firms, and 387 by strategics.


Automobile Association Developments Ltd.

Fanum House Basing View,
Basingstoke, RG21 4EA
United Kingdom,

AA is an UK insurance broker with over 2.3 million insurance policies that has a competitive advantage through sophisticated customer analysis ratings and tailored pricing capabilities based on proprietary member data. These capabilities combined with the AA brand and web presence (with over 190 million visits per annum) create a very strong offering in the insurance market. Building on these strengths the AA can provide more competitive and distinctive offers for members in the future. The company remains focused on actions to improve performance in our Motor insurance business by targeting rate reductions from the panel, improving retention performance in call centers, and improving online customer experience. Further, as part of the evolution of the insurance business model, the company will relaunch Financial Services offering to increase its footprint. AA was founded in 1905 and is based in Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $176M $176M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AA plc - Home Emergency Business 2017-11-29 - Divestiture
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
AA Ireland Ltd. 2016-06-29 176M EUR Divestiture
Dublin, Ireland · www.theaa.ie
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services - - 1 (50%) -
Insurance - - 1 (50%) 176M (100%)
Total - - 2 $176M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Ireland - - 1 176M
United Kingdom - - 1 -
Domestic - - 1 (50%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (50%) 176M (100%)
Total - - 2 $176M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $176M
Largest AA Ireland Ltd.
$176M (2016-06-29)

M&A Connections

Divested to
1 (50%)
1 (50%)

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