Brightside Group acquires Group Direct and Injury QED

Group Direct was founded by Arron Banks and John Gannon in 2001, as a specialist broker for van insurance. The SME broker has has since grown with revenues of £23.3m and EBITDA of £7.5m.

The Group covers a range of products including; van, fleet, motor trade, taxi, minibus, business car, commercial combined, property and personal lines.

Brightside’s purchase of Group Direct includes a strategic investment from Norwich Union of £5.7m, and £4.9m from Stena Investments, one of Sweden’s largest