21 04 2016

Aquiline Capital Partners to Acquire Simply Business

Willkie client Aquiline Capital Partners LLC announced that it has agreed to acquire Simply Business, the U.K.’s biggest business insurance provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Launched in 2005, Simply Business provides an online brokerage service delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. It provides insurance to more than 350,000 U.K. small and medium-sized enterprises. Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing in middle-market businesses across the financial services sector in banking and credit, insurance, investment management and markets, and financial technology and services. The Firm, led by Jeffrey Wayne Greenberg, Geoffrey O. Kalish, Ezra S. Berger, Frederick E. Wolfert and Steven F. Kluger, is based in New York. The Willkie deal team was led by partners Joseph Ferraro (Picture) and Jeffrey Poss and included partners Christopher Peters and Eugene Chang; UK partners Nicholas Bugler and Judith Harger; and associates Laura Marcelli, Joshua Begner, Stephen Murphy, Shinasa Wasimi and Meghan Hungate. Involved fees earner: Joseph Ferraro - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jeffrey Poss - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Joshua Begner - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Stephen Murphy - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christopher Peters - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Judith Harger - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Shinasa Wasimi - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Eugene Chang - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Meghan Hungate - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Nicholas Bugler - Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Laura Marcelli - Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

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