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Campion Insurances through PIB Group acquires FitzGerald Flynn Insurances

PKF advises on the sale of FitzGerald Flynn Insurances to Campion Insurances.

PKF is delighted to have advised FitzGerald Flynn Insurances Limited (“FitzGerald Flynn”) on their sale to Campion Insurances Limited (“Campion”) which leads PIB Group Limited’s (“PIB”) Irish division. The well-established, Blackrock-based insurance provider is the 20th Irish brokerage acquired by PIB to date.  

The Corporate Finance team was led by David Lucas and Conor O’Rourke while Gar Smyth, Sean Hiney, and Glynn Ladley of Wallace Corporate Counsel LLP acted as legal advisors to FitzGerald Flynn.   

Niall FitzGerald, Managing Director, FitzGerald Flynn Insurances Ltd said:

The acquisition of our company by PIB Group is great news for our clients and team. I have admired the size and scale of business that Jim and the Campion Insurance Team have built, while always ensuring the customer is at the heart of the business. At FitzGerald Flynn we take the time to build long-term relationships with our clients ensuring we provide tailored solutions to meet their individual needs. A critical factor for us in deciding to sell to Campion Insurance was that they take an equally long-term and proactive attitude when partnering with their clients.  We are delighted to now be part of the PIB Group and look forward to working with Jim and Campion Insurance to drive further growth of the business in Ireland. Val and I would also like to thank David Lucas from PKF for advising on the transaction.”

 

Matthew Cole, Blayre McBride, and Hannah Foulsham of DLA Piper acted as legal advisors to Campion while John Casey and David Connolly of PwC provided financial and tax due diligence.  

Jim Campion, founder and CEO of Campion Insurance, commented:

“I am delighted that FitzGerald Flynn Insurances, led by Niall FitzGerald and Val Diggin, has agreed to become part of Campion Insurance and PIB Group. Niall, Val and the wider team have built a very successful business, with a strong portfolio of clients. The team and I at Campion Insurance would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new colleagues, and we look forward to working with them.” 

 

PKF acted as corporate finance advisors to the shareholders of FitzGerald Flynn.  

David Lucas, Partner at PKF commented:

“We are really pleased to have acted on behalf of FitzGerald Flynn following their acquisition by Campion Insurance. Niall, Val and the Fitzgerald Flynn team have built a great business with a focus on strong advice and excellent client service. We would like to wish them all continued success in the wider Campion Insurance group. Great to work with Jack Rowe and the wider Campion / PIB team again too.”

 

About FitzGerald Flynn Insurances Limited 

FitzGerald Flynn Insurances Limited based in Blackrock, County Dublin, is a brokerage providing financial planning services and insurance cover across a wide range of sectors: homes, cars, life, and business. FitzGerald Flynn places a strong focus on offering personalised insurance and building long-term relationships with clients.  

About Campion Insurances Limited 

Campion Insurances was established in 1984 by Jim & Margaret Campion and has since grown to be one of Ireland’s largest insurers. Campion was acquired by PIB Group in November 2021 and is PIB’s lead brand in the Irish market. Campion operates in the areas of commercial insurance, personal insurance, and life & pensions. 

About PIB Group Limited 

PIB Group Limited is a group of insurance advisory businesses providing advisory, analytics, claims management, premium funding, and risk management solutions. The business was founded in 2015 by Brendan McManus and is backed by private equity firm Apax Partners. It is headquartered in London and has offices throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.