Davies Group Limited (“Davies”) has agreed to acquire Asta Capital Limited

Transaction Overview

Davies announced today that it plans to acquire Asta Capital Limited (“Asta”)

  • Terms of the deal are not disclosed

Asta CEO Julian Tighe will lead Davies’ global relationship with Lloyd’s

  • He will also lead client development and growth across Davies’ Insurance Services segment
  • Asta CUO Simon Norton will take responsibility for underwriting activities across Davies
  • Both Julian and Simon will join Davies’ Global Executive Leadership Team

Davies provides specialist professional services and technology to insurance companies

  • Davies develops solutions across the risk and insurance value chain, serving highly regulated markets
    • Solutions include: claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation, customer experience, human capital, etc.
  • In August, BC Partners received regulatory approval to acquire a majority stake in Davies

Asta is the market leading third-party Managing Agent at Lloyd’s

  • Currently manages 11 Syndicates, 1 SIAB, 3 SPAs and 3 MGAs with a total capacity of >£1.4bn
  • Asta has been a key contributor to the development of Lloyd’s Syndicate-in-a-box (“SIAB”) framework

TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory Role

TCMA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Davies; key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Assessment and positioning of the Lloyd’s market opportunity
  • Analysis of Asta’s competitive positioning in the market and guidance on customer perception
  • Assistance in valuation and other financial analysis
  • Assistance in diligence coordination and creation of materials shared with Davies’ Investors / Board
  • Advised on the structuring and negotiation of the transaction terms
  • Providing objective advice and acting as a sounding board to the buyers throughout the process