Private equity (PE)

Carlyle funds buy NSM in £1.44bn deal

White Mountains Insurance Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell NSM Insurance Group to investment funds affiliated with global investment firm Carlyle the former majority backers of PIB Group.

Analysis: The Yanks are coming

US-broker Brown & Brown has firmly stuck its flagpole into UK soil by buying GRP. David Worsfold considers what this means for the wider sector and asks if more US-firms will stake their claim on the consolidators.

Markerstudy buys BGL Insurance

The transaction is expected to complete during the first half of 2022 and follows hot on the heels of Markerstudy's deal for Lloyd's broker Clegg Gifford.

Opinion: Fair value – fair play

The FCA’s rules on fair value have come at the right time, and those not ready to follow them may soon fall by the wayside, writes Partners& chairman Stuart Reid

Mark Wilson's Abacai buys Dayinsure

The motor insurance specialist, which is Abacai's first acquisition since it launched last month, will remain a standalone business run by its current management team.

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