Clear Group strengthens its presence in the South East

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Award-winning independent broking group CLEAR today announces the acquisition of Anderson White Insurance Brokers. This latest deal represents the 30th acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001, and the group has more than doubled in size since ECI invested in 2018.  

Based in Horsham, the addition of Anderson White Insurance Brokers further strengthens CLEAR’s presence in the South East, where they have branches in the City of London, Maidstone and Cranleigh. CLEAR’s team in Cranleigh will relocate to new offices in Horsham, where the Anderson White team will join it. Building on these solid foundations, the Clear Group continues to seek further growth opportunities in the region.

Howard Lickens, Executive Chairman of Clear Insurance Management, said: “Anderson White is very much in Clear’s acquisition sweet spot.  It’s a well-run business with several niche capabilities, which are a great fit for CLEAR.  Anderson White will now play an important part in building our presence in the South East.  We will continue to seek further acquisition opportunities, being very interested in brokers which match our vision and culture.”

Paul Anderson, CEO of Anderson White Insurance Brokers, said: “We’re delighted to be joining Clear Insurance at such an exciting time in their journey. CLEAR is the perfect home for our business, as it provides greater opportunities for our staff and better access to markets.  This means our clients will also benefit from CLEAR’s wider offering and expertise.”

Paul McCreadie, Partner at ECI Partners, said: “This acquisition marks another successful milestone for CLEAR’s ongoing successful M&A strategy, and we’re delighted to welcome Anderson White Insurance Brokers to the Group. We look forward to supporting CLEAR with further acquisition opportunities as it continues to expand.”  

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