Sell an insurance business in the United Kingdom

The sale of an UK insurance company

Sell a business in the United Kingdom Our M&A advisors have a long track record in UK business sales. Our M&A advisors have large experience in insurance and are helping UK insurance business owners in business sales. We look for UK but also for European or international insurance buyers via the network of Corporate Finance in Europe. Across Europe there are quite some insurance buyers interested to enter or expand their presence in the UK market.The UK insurance market is very much dominated by larger UK and European insurance firms like Lloyds, Zurich, AXA and Allianz. These type of insurance firms own the larger part of the insurance market in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland or Wales). There are different type of insurance markets in the UK. In order of importance these are the largest insurance markets in the United Kingdom:

  • Motor insurance
  • Property insurance
  • PA & Health insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • MAT
  • Miscellaneous insurances
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The motor insurance market sees new distribution models with internet price comparison sites playing an increasingly important role in the distribution of insurance policies. The property market is a very competitive insurance market with rates continuously under pressure. The liability market is characterized by difficulties in pricing given the large time difference between the moment a policy is written and possible future related payments.The best way of selling an insurance company in the UK is making use of a M&A advisor who knows the local habits, has a background in insurance and has access to a network of European and international insurance buyers. Our M&A advisors have good contacts to possible international insurance buyers for your company and know the local insurance market very well. For more details please check the profile of Peter Droussiotis.

How to sell an insurance business in United Kingdom

Should a M&A advisor know your business and the insurance industry you operate in?The CFIE M&A team combines a local presence with in depth industry knowledge. When we help insurance clients in selling their business we always have a local person on the ground who understands the insurance market inside out. We work together with European insurance M&A experts. Some of the areas in the insurance businesses where our people have high experience are:

  • Insurance broking
  • Reinsurance broking
  • Risk consulting
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Reinsurance underwriting
  • Lloyd’s market
  • MGAs/MGUs
  • Insurance aggregators

When you sell your business it is necessary that a M&A advisor understands your business and the insurance market it operates in.

Type of buyers for your insurance business

Who could be a possible buyer for your insurance business? There is of course a lot of consolidation in the insurance industry and most of the existing players are of a large size. At Corporate Finance in Europe we look at domestic as well as international strategic insurance buyers. The best buyer might be one of the larger generic insurance firms. However, if you want to sell your company there might also be niche or industry specific insurance firms that can be better suited. We try to find the buyer that can and wants to pay the highest value for your company if that is what is of most interest to you. Having a background in insurance helps to find the company that can realize most synergies and has the best fit to your insurance company for sale. If you want to achieve the highest sales price in many cases international buyers are the ideal solution.

The process of a business sale in general

The process of selling an insurance company differs from selling a business in another industry. As indicated it is important to understand an industry and have been active in it. We do have a lot of information available on our website about the process of a business sale. By reading this you can learn a lot on how to sell a company in general. If you want to read more about the various steps of selling a company please go to the process of selling a business.

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M&A advisor Peter DroussiotisThe M&A advisors of Corporate Finance in Europe are ready to help you with selling your insurance company in the UK (England, Scotland or Wales). We guide you through the full process of selling your insurance business. If you plan a sale of your UK business don´t hesitate to contact us. Get in touch with Peter Droussiotis to learn more about the possibilities to sell your UK insurance company. GET IN CONTACT WITH Mr Peter Droussiotis and get 30 minutes of free advice on mergers and acquisitions in the United Kingdom.