B.P. Marsh & Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

B.P. Marsh & Partners’ most common sectors for investment are insurance (72%) and financial services (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and growth capital (29%). In total, B.P. Marsh & Partners has invested in 1 US state and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired MB Insurance Group Pty for $569K.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). B.P. Marsh & Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Hyperion Insurance Group for $385M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

B.P. Marsh & Partners PLC

4 Matthew Parker Street,
London, SW1H 9NP
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)20 7233 3112
www.bpmarsh.co.uk
enquiries@bpmarsh.co.uk

B.P. Marsh & Partners is a specialist private equity investor in early stage financial services companies. B.P. Marsh looks to make minority investments of up to £5 million in opportunities based in the UK, Europe, and North America. Specific financial services businesses of interest include insurance intermediaries, asset managers, independent financial advisers, and professional consultants. B.P. Marsh & Partners was formed in 1990 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Financial Services, Insurance

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $569K $569K
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $385M $385M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bastion Reinsurance Brokerage (PTY) Ltd. 2014-12-01 - Growth Capital
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nexus Underwriting Management Ltd. 2014-08-01 - Stake Purchase
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom · www.nexusunderwriting.com
MB Insurance Group Pty Ltd. 2013-12-17 569K AUD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Sydney, Australia · www.mbinsurance.com.au
Walsingham Motor Insurance Ltd. 2013-12-03 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.walsinghamunderwriting.com
Sterling Insurance Pty Ltd. 2013-06-05 - Stake Purchase
North Sydney, Australia · www.sterlinginsurance.com.au
Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd. 2013-03-27 385M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.hyperiongrp.com
HQB Partners Limited 2012-01-13 - Bankruptcy
London, United Kingdom · www.hqbpartners.com
Trireme Insurance Group Ltd. 2010-07-22 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.triremeinsurance.com
JMD Specialist Insurance Services Group Ltd. 2010-01-21 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.jmd-sis.com
RQIH Ltd. 2010-01-01 - PIPE
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.rqih.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 8 (80%) 569K (100%) 10 (71%) 569K (100%)
Financial Services 1 (10%) - 3 (21%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 $569K 14 $569K

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (50%) - 9 (64%) -
Australia 2 (20%) 569K (100%) 2 (14%) 569K (100%)
United States 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
  California 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Bermuda 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
South Africa 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 5 (50%) - 9 (64%) -
Cross-border 5 (50%) 569K (100%) 5 (36%) 569K (100%)
Total 10 $569K 14 $569K

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) 569K (100%) 5 (36%) 569K (100%)
Growth Capital 3 (30%) - 4 (29%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (30%) - 4 (29%) -
PIPE 1 (10%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 10 $569K 14 $569K

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) 385M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $385M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $569K
TOTAL $569K
Largest MB Insurance Group Pty Ltd.
$569K (2013-12-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $385M
TOTAL $385M
Largest Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd.
$385M (2013-03-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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