Portfolio M&A: Clear Group and Investis Digital announce new acquisitions

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In a busy few weeks for portfolio M&A, both Clear Group and Investis Digital have announced new acquisitions. 

Clear Group announced its acquisition of Brokerbility Holdings Ltd, its largest acquisition to date. The deal sees Clear Group acquire Brokerbility Holdings, the parent company of the Brokerbility network, BHIB Insurance Brokers Ltd and Churchill Insurance Consultants Ltd. 

This represents the 27th broker acquisition made by Clear Group, and its third acquisition since ECI invested in 2018.

“This is a brilliant deal for Clear Group and everyone involved with Brokerbility, BHIB and Churchill. With the backing of ECI Partners, we have now secured a material step forward and are well poised to make further acquisitions. This exciting deal also enables investment to grow the Network and to offer members a ‘soft’ succession option which has been on the Brokerbility wish list”.

Howard Lickens 

CEO of Clear Group

Last week Investis Digital announced it was further strengthening its digital expertise through the acquisition of Microserve, a Bristol based Drupal development company specialising in cutting-edge website design-and-build projects, UX, strategy and website support and maintenance. This is also Investis’ third bolt-on acquisition since ECI invested and Microserve further bolsters Investis Digital’s ability to deliver on the company’s proprietary Connected Content™ approach.

“As we continue to see an unprecedented rate of engagement online, embracing a digital-first world is paramount to driving business performance. This acquisition reflects our commitment to our clients to deliver against our 24/7 service model and to help them communicate the messages that matter most”.

Don Scales 

Global CEO of Investis Digital

It is fantastic to be able to continue to support ECI portfolio companies to make the most of growth opportunities even during the uncertainty of 2020. To find out more about how we support the companies we back please read more here.

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