What we do
Full or Partial Sale
Many brokers will wish at some time (particularly near retirement) to realise all or part of their investment in their business, whilst protecting their staff and without being absorbed into a much larger entity. CCV will make outright acquisitions of brokers without changing the brand name, premises or existing management. Owners can feel comfortable about realising their investment in the knowledge that there will be minimal change to day to day operations other than the benefit of access to a range of support in sales and marketing, IT, compliance and access to first class products and markets. Owners, or other key staff within the business, can retain an equity stake which CCV will help to grow significantly in value.
Making acquisitions is the quickest way to grow the scale and value of your business, providing a better home for both staff and customers. However, completing acquisitions is a time consuming and expensive process, from sourcing appropriate funding, through legal and financial due diligence, right through to integrating the new business after completion.
With CCV, we have an experienced team of acquisition specialists together with significant funding and can help CCV businesses make their own acquisitions.
Management Buy-outs and Buy-ins
Younger shareholders, or managers, may find themselves in the position of wishing to buy out an older share holder or owner. CCV is willing to take a minority equity stake, within a flexible deal structure, to help fund management deals of this kind. The new leadership is left to stamp its own mark on the business within the support structures of CCV.
Business Expansion or Start Up
In today's market starting an insurance brokerage or underwriting agency, or funding highly aggressive growth plans for an existing business is not easy. Few entrepreneurs or venture capitalists have specialist insurance experience and in the main they will be looking to invest well in excess of £5m and will expect a short term pay-back. Smaller businesses struggle to find funding providers who understand their business plan. CCV fills that gap and is able to provide sensible input and financial support to any viable business plan.
The process of selling your business may seem daunting, so we have made the process as simple as possible. Our legal team is skilled at reducing contracts to the "must haves" rather than being filled with unnecessary clauses.
We prefer the simple to the complex and our track record speaks for itself in our ability to carry through our promises.
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