Insurtech firm Ripe has executed its first merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction by shopping for specialist boat insurer Craftinsure for an undisclosed sum.
Based greater than twenty years in the past, Craftinsure delivers specialist insurance coverage for boat homeowners.
The deal permits Craftinsure to leverage Ripe’s expertise and advertising and marketing capabilities to spice up its development.
The specialist insurer presently has greater than 23,000 policyholders.
Along with Ripe’s present Insure4Boats model, this deal will increase the boat insurance coverage market foothold of the corporate to greater than 50,000 policyholders.
The deal is a part of Ripe’s technique to develop into a key specialist boat insurer within the UK.
Ripe CEO Paul Williams stated: “The announcement marks the start of Ripe’s technique to develop via focused acquisitions in specialist leisure, life-style and small enterprise markets.
“With our cutting-edge expertise and supply of merchandise designed round buyer’s particular person wants, we consider that is an extremely thrilling second for us and the purchasers we serve.”
The most recent acquisition comes after Aquiline Capital Companions made an funding in Ripe final 12 months.
Following the conclusion of the deal, Craftinsure founders Mark Lee and Rob Cage will proceed of their roles because the leaders of the enterprise.
Commenting on the acquisition, Cage stated: “As boat homeowners ourselves we got down to convey the very best insurance coverage choices to individuals who love boating as a lot as we do.
“We’re assured that via this transfer, we will leverage Ripe’s expertise and advertising and marketing experience for our prospects.”