Insurance Covid-Cast episode 12: Newsmaker special with Partners& CEO Phil Barton and chair Stuart Reid
In the latest Insurance Post and Insurance Age video cast brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we present the latest in a series of newsmaker specials focusing on the people behind the lockdown headlines.
But the consolidators say their models have not changed as a result of the coronavirus.
Blog: When is a consolidator, not a consolidator? The question Barton, Jelf and Reid’s Partners& hopes to answer
This week saw the launch of new broking business Partners&, bringing together a quintet of players to form a business which is positioning itself as distinctly anti-consolidator. Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift looks at what this means; and…
Phil Barton, alongside Stuart Reid and Chris Jelf, has formed the broker from MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile, with initial £25m investment from Capital Z.
Anderson Ashcroft has been bought for an undisclosed sum.
Exclusive: Group CEO Warren Downey, who joined from JLT last year, outlined the firm's M&A plans.
David Ross reveals expansion hopes and confirms more M&A targets in the UK.
CEO Edward Bruce said consolidator interest in the Scottish broker was increasing as it posted ‘record’ turnover for 2019.
Consolidators have shifted to concentrate on the smaller end of the broking sector, Martin Friel investigates why
The CEO of UK retail at Gallagher tells Insurance Age his highlights of 2019.
Searchlight and Apax Partners are believed to be in talks with the consolidator over taking a stake in the business.
Building a broker: CEO Brendan McManus and CFO Ryan Brown reflect on ‘start-up’ PIB’s first years, explain why it isn’t a consolidator and reveal why staff retention and integration are key to the broker’s acquisition strategy
Once upon a time you could not keep Cobra out of the news. Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift reflects on how the business regrouped almost by stealth to become the latest important part of the PIB growth story.
Having secured £2.7m Series A funding from Committed Capital, Konsileo co-founder and CEO John Warburton tells Jonathan Swift how taking offence at consolidation and a digital role in Munich led him to start-up his own InsurTech broker
With consolidation firmly on the agenda in the broking sector, Ida Axling talks to seven experts in the industry on the opportunities and perils
Specialist market: The Romford area is home to many specialist brokers and traditional local players, but is its proximity to London a help or a hindrance?
The most recent wave of consolidation could lead to a revamp of commission structures, which won’t be good for brokers or their clients, says Ian Stutz
American consolidator recently purchased Linkfield Corporate Solutions in Birmingham.
There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc
Tony Cornell considers how insurers will cope with demands for more commission if acquisition activity picks up again
Returning to the market, Barbara Bradshaw sees the same mistakes being made and bemoans unequal access to finance
The acquisition by Marsh of Jelf could see an end to 15 years of the consolidators’ dominance, says Tony Cornell
“If… hundreds of players all have a little nibble, then they will need to get their funding from somewhere”
Towergate's turmoil and departures at Gallagher have grabbed the headlines, but calm may be in sight