Investec Growth & Leveraged Finance completes its first transaction in Switzerland, supporting EMZ Partners in the acquisition of ASSEPRO Group, Switzerland's No. 1 independent SME insurance intermediary
Investec provided a debt package to support new to bank sponsor EMZ Partners in their acquisition of ASSEPRO Group.
The G&LF team worked closely with EMZ Partners and debt adviser Cowen through the diligence phase to structure a suitable financing solution that allows sufficient flexibility to execute ASSEPRO’s growth strategy.
We were highly impressed with the loyalty of ASSEPRO's client base and the strength of the senior management team.
The debt structure comprises term debt as well as committed undrawn facilities to support bolt-on M&A.
Investec arranged the financing club alongside a local Swiss lender.
"It has been great that Investec have been able to support us from an early stage in this process for what is a very important transaction for EMZ. We look forward to continue working together as we look to drive consolidation in the insurance brokerage market in Switzerland.”
- Klaus Maurer (EMZ Partners)
ASSEPRO is a leading independent insurance broker for SMEs in Switzerland, servicing a client base of c. 8,000 companies and a total managed premium volume in excess of CHF1bn.
EMZ Partners is a specialist Private Equity fund investing alongside founders, family shareholders and managers. EMZ has been active in the European market for over 20 years, with total equity invested of €3.5bn across 130 transactions.