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Monday 02 April, 2007

Capita Group PLC

Acquisition

Capita Group PLC
02 April 2007




2 April 2007



CAPITA ACQUIRES CMGL GROUP LIMITED



The Capita Group Plc ('Capita'), announced today that it has acquired CMGL from
Sovereign Capital Partners LLP. CMGL is a leading provider of outsourced claims
and insurance management services to FTSE quoted corporations, general insurers,
Lloyd's underwriters and London Market companies.



The consideration is £32 million on a cash-free/debt free basis.  CMGL employs
more than 440 staff based in London, Cheltenham, Birmingham and overseas, and
provides professional claims and insurance management services to a wide range
of insurance and corporate clients. The acquisition will build on Capita
Insurance Service's existing London Markets capability.



CMGL's consolidated audited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2005,
recorded an annual turnover of £41.49 million and operating profit of £1.23
million. As at 31 December 2005 CMGL had consolidated audited net assets of
£12.05 million.



Commenting on the deal, Paul Pindar, Capita Chief Executive said: 'Established
in 1993, CMGL has grown consistently through organic expansion and the
acquisition of specialist companies. Its acquisition will allow us to offer our
customers complete end-to-end services in both the live and run-off markets.
Building this sort of capability is particularly important given the challenges
set out in the London Market reform as well as the cross market desire to
introduce truly world class business processes. Capita-CMGL will work hard to
ensure that its clients and the London Market have real choice when it comes to
the range and depth of support they need to succeed in a growing market. We
intend to merge CMGL with our existing London Market operations, which will
create significant economies of scale and will help to ensure that London
remains at the heart of the world's insurance industry.'



Jerry McArthur, managing director of CMGL said 'We welcome this deal and see it
as a marriage of two very complementary businesses.  Being an integral part of a
FTSE100 company allows us to offer a wider portfolio of bespoke services and
solutions.  It also fundamentally enhances our capacity to support the London
Market  and all our clients with large scale business transformation.  The
bringing together of two well-established businesses provides our staff with
exciting opportunities to grow their skills and careers over the long term.'



The deal has received approval from the FSA and Lloyd's.



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For further information please contact:



The Capita Group Plc        +44 (0)20 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director



Press enquiries:
Caroline Mooney
Capita press office
Tel: 020 7654 2152/0870 2400 488 (out of hours)



The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of integrated professional
support service solutions. The Group's service capabilities encompass business
process outsourcing, (BPO), customer services, administration and support, human
resources, ICT, property consultancy, finance & treasury and consultancy
delivered to both public sector and private organisations. With 27,800 employees
at more than 250 offices across the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland and India,
Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of
the FTSE100 with revenues for 2006 of £1,739 million.



Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at:  www.capita.co.uk



Capita Insurance Services is the UK's leading provider of business support
services to the insurance industry offering professional services, operational
solutions and strategic partnerships for insurers, brokers, affinities,
corporates, government and the London market. The company is an FSA authorised
representative and supports the complete insurance lifecycle from claims
reception and policy administration, to specialist services including legal
services, medical evidence services, complex loss adjusting, supply chain
management and the delivery of fully-managed operational solutions both onshore
and offshore. Ranked No.1* for customer service in the Insurance Services market
in three consecutive years, Capita Insurance Services administers in excess of
£12bn insurers' liability and employs more than 4,400 staff across an integrated
network of UK business centres. www.capitainsuranceservices.co.uk



Sovereign Capital Partners LLP (Sovereign') is a leading UK private equity buy
and build specialist, with a strong track record and specific expertise
including healthcare services, education and training, financial services
outsourcing and various sub-sectors within the support services sector. Founded
in 1988 and with £450m under management, Sovereign is focused on investing in
lower mid-market UK companies requiring £5m-£20m of equity. Sovereign Capital
Partners LLP is regulated and authorized by the FSA. www.sovereigncapital.co.uk






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