Dunedin’s Buyout Of Acquis Insurance Management


Osborne Clarke has advised the buyer and the management team of Acquis Insurance Management (“Acquis”) on a management buyout by Dunedin, the UK mid-market private equity house.

Acquis is an independent insurance broker and administrator that provides specialist solutions to the finance and leasing industry. The deal enables the current management team, led by CEO Nick Leader, to drive the business’ international growth with support and funding from Dunedin.

Acquis plans to grow its team and expand into new markets, particularly in Europe where the business has recently opened a new office in the Netherlands. Acquis will also invest in developing new products to meet a broader range of client needs.

Headquartered in Newport, Acquis provides leasing companies with insurance for leased equipment and is currently placing insurance in thirteen countries across Europe.

The Osborne Clarke team was composed by Partner Alisdair Livingstone (Picture) and Associate Director Chris Yeo, and also included Partner Johannes de Jong and Legal Director Clare Burman (Dutch and UK regulatory advice respectively) and Partner David Nisbet (Tax).

Involved fees earner: Clare Burman – Osborne Clarke; Johannes de Jong – Osborne Clarke; Alisdair Livingstone – Osborne Clarke; David Nisbet – Osborne Clarke; Chris Yeo – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Osborne Clarke;

Clients: Acquis Insurance Management;