The Markerstudy Group has today (26 January 2021) announced agreement for a £200 million investment led by Pollen Street Capital. The transaction will see Pollen Street partner with and make a substantial investment alongside the existing founder team. Qatar Insurance Company will also participate in the transaction, underlining its commitment as a strategic partner to Markerstudy.
Markerstudy will use the investment to deliver an ambitious and sustainable growth programme through a combination of organic and acquisition-led expansion and build on its rapid development over the past 19 years, which culminated in the acquisition of the Co-op’s insurance underwriting business last December.
Founded in 2001, Markerstudy is the fifth largest motor insurance provider in the UK, one of the largest privately owned insurance groups, and the largest Managing General Agent in the UK. With over 1.8 million policyholders, they are known for their investment in technology, underwriting expertise and sophisticated product development.
Slaughter and May is acting for Markerstudy, working closely with the in-house legal team led by Markerstudy’s General Counsel, Chris Payne.