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  • Sector Financial Services
  • Location London
  • Transaction type Refinancing & acquisition financing
  • Sponsor The Carlyle Group
  • Date funded 2019

PIB Group

PIB Group is a diversified UK specialist insurance intermediary. The Group operates six divisions across retail and wholesale insurance intermediation. The Retail division sells policies to businesses and individuals, while the Wholesale division provides products and services to other retail brokers. PIB employs 1,300+ people across more than 40 offices and placed over 410,000 insurance policies in 2018.

Carlyle first invested in the Group in December 2015. Their investment strategy was to back a leading management team to consolidate the highly-fragmented mid-sized UK insurance intermediary market. PIB has successfully followed a disciplined acquisition strategy targeting insurance intermediaries with strong market positions in niche segments of the commercial insurance market.

In 2019, Carlyle and Management sought to raise additional capital for PIB to fund further acquisitions. Bridgepoint Credit was mandated as part of a club of five direct lenders based on key lending terms and long-term relationship with Carlyle, providing botha term loan and an acquisition facility.

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