We are delighted to have advised Marmalade Limited on their sale to The Ardonagh Group.
Marmalade is the UK’s leading provider of motor insurance to young people, specialising in policies for drivers aged under 34. Since the business was founded 15 years ago it has continued to look for innovative solutions to make the journey easier for parents looking to get their young driver on the road both before and after they pass their test
Marmalade was acquired by the Ardonagh Group’s Atlanta business; the UK’s leading digital multi-brand personal insurance broker.
We worked with the shareholders to identify a select pool of potential buyers who had the capability to maximise the potential of the Marmalade business and build on the successful platform established by the shareholders, whilst also providing the right cultural and strategic fit.
Our team took a hands-on approach to supporting management in preparing for the process, including utilising our expertise to ensure the underlying financial analysis supported the value proposition in the Information Memorandum
Leveraging our wide insurance sector network, we generated significant interest in the business and delivered a deal that exceeded the shareholders’ valuation expectations
Having selected Ardonagh as the preferred acquirer, we led negotiations on behalf of the shareholders, ensuring that the value of Marmalade was fully understood and that the deal was structured so as to optimise the opportunity for both Marmalade and Ardonagh.
The Grant Thornton team showed exceptional commitment throughout, despite a challenging socio-economic environment, negotiating extra value in the deal and successfully guiding us through to complete what I’m confident is the right transaction for the business, its people and clients. Grant Thornton’s support and guidance throughout the process was invaluable.Crispin Moger CEO and Co-founder, Marmalade Limited