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RPC advises Assured Partners UK&I on its acquisitions of Romero Group and CIA Insurance

Published on 22 December 2023

International law firm RPC has advised AssuredPartners UK & Ireland (AssuredPartners), the leading international insurance broker, on its acquisitions of Romero Group and CIA Insurance. The acquisition of Romero Group, the largest transaction to date for AssuredPartners, which is subject to customary regulatory approval, was announced in early December, and was followed by the announcement of the acquisition of CIA Insurance.

The RPC team included Partners James MeeChris BrierleyWilliam HogarthBen Roberts, Senior Counsel Charles Suchett-Kaye, Senior Associates Rachel Lord and Josh Smith, and Associates Rob Eccles and Bridget Lockhart.

Commenting on the transactions, James Mee, RPC's Head of Commercial Insurance and Private Equity, said: "2023 was a year of significant expansion for AssuredPartners. We've been privileged to work with the AssuredPartners' management team for a number of years, including assisting with the expansion into Scotland and Ireland via acquisition. Advising and supporting AssuredPartners as it develops its business and achieves its ambitions is an honour."

RPC has a leading insurance market transactions and advisory legal services business. Deal teams consist of highly-skilled lawyers deeply versed in insurance market transactions, who frequently handle multiple, complex, high-value deals. Led by James Mee, the team has numerous Partners including Chris Brierley and William Hogarth heading up deal teams – a bench strength that enables the team to support and collaborate with clients to achieve their growth goals.

David Heathfield, CEO of AssuredPartners UK & Ireland, added: We've been really pleased to be able to welcome these companies to our rapidly expanding group. We look forward to working with each of the management teams as they continue to lead their businesses with the support of our group.

"RPC has been a key business partner. James, Chris and William have been terrific deal leads and the RPC Associates are incredibly knowledgeable. The firm's tax and employment capability is impressive and provided valuable guidance. The whole team that James has brought together is enthusiastic and has a great blend of talent and experience."