Independent Group

Independent Group

ACQUIRED: April 2016

LOCATION: Preston, Lancashire, UK

INDUSTRY: Insurance


DATE SOLD: 31 October 2022


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“We chose Rcapital because of the passion and commitment they displayed during the due diligence phase. It was obvious early on that they were aligned with management in terms of strategy and future investment. They were very straightforward in their approach and were prepared to back the business with both money and resource. It was an easy choice.”

Independent Group offers consolidated claims management outsourcing services via expert validation for all UK insurers.

The Group are active in the drainage, fire & flood restoration and flooring & furniture Validation industries across the three core brands; Ansa Group, Independent Inspections and Chem-Dry.

Growth investor Rcapital made a significant financial investment into Preston-based Independent Group, providing working capital facilities to enable the business to accelerate expansion following a period of consolidation. The formerly PE-backed business employs over 300 members of staff across the UK offering a wide range of services within the domestic, commercial and insurance markets. Alan Horton will continue as Executive Chairman with the support of Stuart Pace as CEO.

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