Ardian backs Hg’s investment in A-Plan


Ardian has provided a debt facility to back HgCapital‘s investment in UK-based A-Plan, a personal lines insurance broker. No financial terms were disclosed.

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London, March 15th – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces the arrangement of a Subordinated Debt Facility to support HgCapital’s (“Hg”) investment in A-Plan, one of the UK’s largest personal lines insurance brokers.

Founded in 1963, A-Plan is a leading UK specialist multichannel insurance broking group with a focus on personal lines and a growing presence in specialized products such as SME policies. The group’s core proposition is a branch-led, service-driven offering, valued by its large base of loyal customers that today make up over 1.5 million policies nationally.

Mark Brenke, Managing Director & Co-Head of Ardian Private Debt, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship as financing partner to Hg and to be backing A-Plan, a leading player in the UK insurance industry. The Company’s management team have had demonstrable success in delivering continuous growth both organically and through M&A over an extended period and in particular, Carl Shuker (CEO), who has been with the business for almost 30 years, brings with him an exceptional depth of experience.”

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