Mergers and acquisitions Streamlining insurance, together

Consolidation and expansion are part and parcel of many sectors and industries. We certainly see it in the insurance sector. What’s more, over the years we’ve seen many of our clients acquired by other companies, or pursue their own growth strategy by buying other businesses.

How it works

Mergers and acquisitions can be as exciting as they are unsettling. So it pays to call on someone with the practical experience and in-depth expertise you need to help you navigate the risks and insurance aspects during a merger or acquisition.

We can advise on and guide you through:

  • Streamlining and cost-savings – we simplify the insurance process by bringing together both companies’ insurance programmes into one. This makes it easier to manage and ensures you’re not paying for the same cover twice.

  • Legacy employer’s liability policies – we regularly see asbestos, repetitive strain, and deafness claims going back to the 1970s. Without documentary evidence, these claims are uninsured and can be considerable. And, in certain instances, TUPE regulations transfer the duty of care to the current employer. We can identify what risks you might face and arrange an Association of British Insurers (ABI) search to establish potential liabilities. 

  • Environmental impairment – historically, any clean-up costs were passed onto the original ‘polluter’. However, recent changes in legislation now means an acquirer can be lumbered with the costs of clean up for an old operation.

  • Future pricing – diversification can have unexpected consequences on insurance spend. For example, asbestos, airside, and seemingly minor new activities can lead to company premiums doubling. We’re highly experienced at writing due diligence reports for potential acquisition targets, including for FTSE-listed companies. We’re here to help.

We’ve helped numerous companies and organisations streamline, consolidate, and enhance their insurance in a way that better reflects their needs after a merger or acquisition. And we can help you, too.

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What our clients say

Client in the manufacturing sector

Castlemead really understand what we do. It’s a good fit and the size of the business means we don’t feel like a number.

Client in the manufacturing sector

They go the extra mile to give the best possible service, and they look after the best interests of the client.

Client in the aerospace sector

Castlemead have a deep understanding of our sector, we operate globally and they understand the risks we face in our markets. Our previous insurers didn’t have this understanding and it transpires that we had the wrong insurance and were unknowingly exposed. They are very responsive, Richard is the main contact but his team works seamlessly with my team and things get done. I don’thave to chase or worry. It all happens at the right level and it works.Castlemead is very different, there’s expertise but there’s a human element, you’re dealing with people who know your business.

Client in the property sector

They are a small firm and they really take care of their clients. They know what they are doing and they understand our industry. They also have all the history of our company and understand our business so they can just get on with the insurance.

Client in the care sector

We’ve worked with Castlemead for many years. Their specialist knowledge of the care sector means they understand our business and keep us updated with any changes we need to know about. They are extremely thorough in their approach and offer a friendly and efficient service. We highly recommend them.

Client in the property sector

We started working with Castlemead following a merger. Previously our insurance had been handled by one of our subsidiary companies, but following a management buyout we needed to find a new insurance broker and contacted Castlemead on their recommendation. We haven’t looked back! Adrian at Castlemead was extremely thorough in his approach and quickly grasped the size of our commercial property portfolio. He also visited a number of our properties to ensure the insurance cover was right. In my experience, this was the the first time a broker had done this.

Client in the aerospace sector

We feel like we have a relationship with a company who really has got our back. We have genuinely never had this experience with an insurance supplier before. Not only was the Castlemead quote the cheapest, but due to Adrian’s diligence it was also the most comprehensive cover we have ever had.

Client in the property sector

We’ve found the Castlemead team to be through and responsive, and as such, they’ve taken a lot of the admin away from us which is great.

Client in the food & leisure sector

I feel confident that Castlemead has a good understanding of our business and the risks we face.

Client in the property sector

It’s the personal approach, Clive and Sarah know how we operate, they understand what limitations we have and our management set up. They provide the info we need in the right way. Our business is complex and they understand it which makes the whole process easier. They also understand that insurance isn’t our core business or our interest. They make sure we’re properly covered and at a reasonable price.

Client in the food sector

We were with a large VC broker before. They had been taken over so many times, while the contact didn’t change, it felt like it was time to change supplier. I knew Richard from a business networking group, and he had credibility, was clearly knowledgeable, and that gave us confidence to change.

Client in the aerospace sector

We approached Castlemead as they are the WEAF appointed broker and understand our sector. They put forward a robust insurance package for us and a fair and honest proposal. We're delighted with the service we get from them, they deliver on everything they say they will and there's always someone you can speak to when you need to. We never feel like a number, it's a highly personal and professional service.”

Client in the technology sector

Shaun understands our business and is extremely thorough. Castlemead has married up all our insurances and they are now under the same policy date. Whatever the query he will come back quickly with an answer.

Client in the technology sector

The length of time we’ve been working together means that they have a really good working knowledge of our business. They offer a very competent service and are responsive. They give clear advice on any changes and reasons for changes to the policy.

Bristol office:
Castlemead House
St John's Road
Bristol BS3 1AL

0117 942 6968
info@castlemead.com

Exeter office:
Leeward House
Fitzroy Road
Exeter Business Park
Exeter EX1 3LJ

0117 942 6968
info@castlemead.com