Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised Bencis Capital Partners, members of the de Voogd family and management shareholders of Voogd & Voogd on the intended sale of the business to Five Arrows Principal Investments (“FAPI”), the corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking.
Voogd & Voogd is the leading Dutch tech-enabled insurance platform connecting and streamlining the Dutch personal lines insurance market. The company enables real-time whole-of-market comparison of insurance products and provides end-to-end services to support the full insurance lifecycle, managing a premium portfolio of €340m. Voogd & Voogd connects all major Dutch insurers with a network of brokers and e-brokers. The company, founded in 1909, is headquartered in Middelharnis with 370 employees.
Bas de Voogd, CEO of Voogd & Voogd, said: “We are delighted by the investment by FAPI in Voogd & Voogd, which is a clear endorsement of our differentiated platform and our focus on innovation in the industry. Quayle Munro’s advice has been instrumental in ensuring the success of this transaction and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team. Quayle Munro demonstrated a clear understanding of the heritage of our business and our long-term goals and we are excited to partner with FAPI as we embark on our next phase of growth.”
Dick Moeke, Managing Director at Bencis Capital Partners, said: “We knew Quayle Munro had deep sector knowledge and entrenched relationships with relevant investors for Voogd & Voogd which would ensure a great outcome for shareholders, management and the Company – we thank them for their key contribution to this transaction. We have been delighted to work with the Voogd & Voogd team and are sure that the business will continue to thrive.”
Tim Shortland, Managing Director at Quayle Munro, said: “Voogd & Voogd is an excellent business and we are very pleased to have advised the shareholders on its sale to FAPI. This transaction is another example of Quayle Munro bringing its software and insurance capabilities together to optimise the result for our clients. It adds to our extensive track record in bespoke processes involving financial investors and is a further demonstration of our cross border M&A capabilities.”
This transaction continues Quayle Munro’s recent work in the financial technology sector with recently completed transactions involving Broadridge, Equiniti, FactSet, Moody’s, Tech Mahindra and Verisk Analytics. In addition our private equity franchise continues to grow strongly with transactions in the last 12 months involving Aquiline Capital Partners, EQT, HgCapital, IK Investment Partners, LDC, Naxicap Partners, Oaktree Capital Management and Silverfleet Capital.