Nevada Holdings adds to the 77% stake it has in Broker Network by acquiring remaining 19.9% from Ardonagh

Nevada Investment Holdings 2 Ltd has bought the remaining 19.9% of the Broker Network business from The Ardonagh Group.

It will buy the remaining stakes for up to £30m, subject to meeting certain business performance measures.

Commenting on this news, Matthew Raino of Nevada said:

“Broker Network has performed very well since our initial investment in July 2016, completing 9 acquisitions as part of their mission to build regional centres of broking excellence and continuing to provide market-leading services to its Members. We look forward to supporting the Company during the next phase of investments and growth as part of our broader focus on the UK insurance services space.”

Janice Deakin, deputy chief executive of The Ardonagh Group added: “It’s clear from all we have done in Ardonagh so far that we have no shortage of ambition and a track record of making things happen. We have a clear model of majority ownership of all the businesses in the Group excluding Broker Network, which operates a model that works well for brokers needing the support of a network either as a member or an owner whilst retaining an individual level of independence and ownership of their business. We see these strategies as very complimentary for our joint shareholders.

For Ardonagh this transaction provides further resources to support our ambitions, whilst retaining a strong relationship with Broker Network through the support and guidance of our common shareholders. The Ardonagh Group companies, including our MGAs and Bishopsgate, continue to provide services and products to Broker Network Members and that will remain unchanged.”