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Tuesday 10 July, 2018

B.P. Marsh &Partners

Investment in ATC Insurance Solutions PTY Limited

RNS Number : 1346U
B.P. Marsh & Partners PLC
10 July 2018
 

Date:                            10 July 2018

On behalf of:                 B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc ("B.P. Marsh", "the Company" or "the Group")

Immediate release

 

 

B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc

Investment in ATC Insurance Solutions PTY Limited

 

The Board of B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc, the venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses (AIM: BPM), is pleased to announce an investment into the Australian based company ATC Insurance Solutions PTY Limited ("ATC"). This transaction has seen the Group take a 20% equity stake in ATC for a total cash consideration of AUS$ 5m (£2.8m).

 

ATC is a Managing General Agency which provides insurance services to a wide array of clients across a number of sectors, including Accident & Health, Construction & Engineering, Plant & Equipment and Sports Liability.

 

Chief Executive Officer, Chris Anderson and Director, Shane Sheppard established ATC as a Lloyd's Coverholder in 2009. ATC is headquartered in Melbourne, with offices in Sydney and Brisbane, employing more than 30 people.

 

For the year ended 30 June 2017, ATC reported Gross Written Premium of AUS$ 47m. The budget for the year ending 30 June 2018 is projecting substantial year on year growth for ATC, with expected Gross Written Premium of circa AUS$ 60m.

 

Dan Topping, B.P. Marsh Chief Investment Officer, who has been appointed to the Board of ATC commented, "ATC is a company that we have been aware of for some time and we were pleased to invest in this business, as we believe it to have a first rate management team, a growing suite of specialist insurance products, an envious track record of profitability, and sound growth potential. We look forward to working with the team in helping them achieve their goals."  

 

Commenting on the investment, Mr. Anderson, stated "B.P. Marsh was the right strategic partner and we expect the relationship will assist and accelerate the long term growth of ATC. The management team at ATC are looking forward to this new partnership going forward."

 

 

For further information:

 

B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc                                                               www.bpmarsh.co.uk

Brian Marsh OBE / Camilla Kenyon                                                     +44 (0)20 7233 3112

 

Nominated Adviser & Broker

Panmure Gordon

Atholl Tweedie / Charles Leigh-Pemberton                                           +44 (0)20 7886 2500

 

Notes to Editors:

About B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc

B.P. Marsh's current portfolio contains seventeen companies. More detailed descriptions of the portfolio can be found at www.bpmarsh.co.uk.

Since formation over 25 years ago, the Company has assembled a management team with considerable experience both in the financial services sector and in managing private equity investments. Many of the directors have worked with each other in previous roles, and all have worked with each other for at least five years.

Prior to Brian Marsh's involvement in the Company, he spent many years in insurance broking and underwriting in Lloyd's as well as the London and overseas market. He has over 30 years' experience in building, buying and selling financial services businesses, particularly in the insurance sector.

Alice Foulk joined B.P. Marsh in September 2011 having started her career at a leading Life Assurance company. In 2014 she took over as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, running the Chairman's Office and established herself as a central part of the management team.

In February 2015 she was appointed as a Director of B.P. Marsh and a member of the Investment Committee. In January 2016 Alice was appointed Managing Director of B.P. Marsh.

In her position as Managing Director, Alice is responsible for the overall performance of the Company and monitoring the Company's overall progress towards achieving the objectives and goals of the Company, as set by the Board.

Dan Topping is the Chief Investment Officer of B.P. Marsh, having been appointed as a Director in 2011. He joined the Company in February 2007, following two years at an independent London accountancy practice. Dan is the Senior Executive with overall responsibility for the portfolio and investment strategy of B.P. Marsh.

Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is a member of the Securities and Investment Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Dan is a standing member of the B.P. Marsh Investment and Valuation Committees and currently serves as a Board Director across the portfolio.

Camilla Kenyon (Millie) was appointed to the main Board in 2011, following her appointment as Head of Investor Relations in 2009. She has dual responsibilities within the Group, running both Investor Relations and the New Business Department and is Chair of the New Business Committee evaluating new investment opportunities.

Millie is nominee director in one investee company and is a member of the Investment Committee. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including numerous Board appointments and is a Member of the Investor Relations Society.

Jonathan Newman is a Chartered Management Accountant and is the Group Director of Finance and has over 17 years' experience in the financial services industry. Jon graduated from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Business Studies and joined the Group in November 1999, following two years at Euler Trade Indemnity and two years at a Chartered Accountants. Jon is a Member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants, the Chartered Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Jon was appointed a Director of B.P. Marsh & Company Limited in September 2001, and Group Finance Director in December 2003 and was instrumental in the admission of the Group to AIM in February 2006. Jon is a member of the B.P. Marsh Investment and Valuation Committees and currently serves as a Board Director for Walsingham Motor Insurance Limited, and provides senior financial support and advice to all companies within the Group's portfolio as well as evaluating new investment opportunities.

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