Blog: Covéa says goodbye to Swinton

Jonathan Swift is Post director of content

What do the following have in common?

Bluefin, Bollington, Carole Nash, Endsleigh, Hastings, Kwik Fit and Simply Business?

Answer: They have all been acquired [or been invested in] and subsequently sold again by insurers in the 17 years between Covéa [then MMA] buying Swinton in 2001 and selling it this week.

Whilst Ageas [Kwik Fit], Axa [Bluefin], Brit [Simply Business], Groupama [Carole Nash and Bollington], IAG [Hastings] and Zurich [Endsleigh] all came and went as insurer owned-brokers

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