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Sale to Integro
Opus Corporate Finance acts as financial adviser to Lloyd's broker Kite Warren & Wilson on its sale to Integro.
Kite Warren & Wilson ("KWW") Ltd. was established in 1999 by its three highly-experienced founders as an international insurance and reinsurance Lloyd’s broker, with deep expertise primarily in the placing of marine insurance but also in financial lines.
Opus advised KWW's shareholders in a process that culminated in the highly successful sale of the business to Integro, the international insurance brokerage and risk management firm.
The Opus team comprised Mark Speller, Mark Bannister and Finn O'Driscoll.
Acquisition of GAB Robins
Opus advised Crawford & Company, the world's largest independent provider of insurance claims management solutions, on its £45.8m acquisition of GAB Robins. Crawford is based in Atlanta and its shares are traded on the NYSE. The acquisition of GAB Robins will enable Crawford to expand significantly its claims handling business across a wide range of product lines in the UK and bolster its global specialty lines claims services.
Equity investment into Pocket Living
Opus co-advised the shareholders of Pocket Living on securing equity finance for the acquisition and development of at least five affordable housing sites. Founded in 2002, Pocket Living designs and develops affordable starter homes for purchase across London. This deal will assist in Pocket’s aspiration to accelerate its development programme in London and to build a nationwide brand.
Merger with Foresight VCT
Opus advised Keydata Income VCT 1 and Keydata Income VCT 2 on their merger with Foresight VCT. The merger enabled shareholders in the Keydata VCTs to gain exposure to a broader and more diversified portfolio of underlying investments, whilst reducing the level of annual running costs.
Initiation of buy-out financing
Opus initiated the financing for the recent buy-out of Seligman Private Equity Select LLP from La Compagnie Financiére Edmond de Rothschild Banque SA
Investment in strategic land fund
Opus provided advice in respect of the Howard de Walden family's investment in Welbeck Strategic Land LLP
Sale of Richcourt Fund Advisors
Bid defence in hostile bid by Storebrand
|Kite Warren & Wilson||Sale to Integro|
|Crawford & Company||Acquisition of GAB Robins|
|Pocket Living||Equity investment into Pocket Living|
|Keydata Income VCT 1 and Keydata Income VCT 2||Merger with Foresight VCT|
|Seligman Private Equity Select LLP||Initiation of buy-out financing|
|Howard de Walden family||Investment in strategic land fund|
|Citco||Sale of Richcourt Fund Advisors|
|Skandia||Bid defence in hostile bid by Storebrand|