Michael Donegan to receive shares following appointment as Ardonagh adviser

Michael Donegan

Former Price Forbes chief executive Michael Donegan will receive £3.4m-worth of Ardonagh Group shares following his appointment as a strategic adviser to Ardonagh.

Donegan stepped down as chief executive of Lloyd’s broker Price Forbes, now part of the Ardonagh Group, on 29 August and at the same time was named a strategic adviser to Ardonagh.

On 30 August, Ardonagh shareholders were asked to approve the creation of  up to 3,412,475 new shares to be issued to Donegan at an issue price of £1 a share.

An Ardonagh Group spokeswoman said the share issue is being made made to “reflect [Donegan’s] change of role to being a strategic adviser to The Ardonagh Group”.

Ardonagh, formerly known as KIRS Group, was formed in May from a five-way merger of UK brokers Towergate, Price Forbes, Autonet, Direct Group and Chase Templeton.

The group’s main backers are credit investor HPS Investment Partners and private equity house Madison Dearborn Partners.

The group has since acquired a sixth company, pet broker Healthy Pets.