Founder could net £100m if sale goes ahead

Hayley Parsons, Gocompare

Gocompare founder Hayley Parsons is considering selling the company, The Guardian reports.

According to the paper, Parsons has hired accounting firm Grant Thornton to conduct a strategic review of the price comparison firm, which includes the possibility of a sale.

However, it added that Parsons and Grant Thornton had declined to comment.

Parsons owns 23% of Gocompare, which is valued at £500m. Insurance group esure, which owns 49% of Gocompare, is rumoured to be interested in the 51% of the company it does not already own.

Esure founder Peter Wood has previously expressed an interest in buying the outstanding stake in Gocompare.

Parsons founded Gocompare in 2006.