Eurazeo, through its Mid-large buyout team1, has completed its £355M investment in BMS Group and acquired c.34% of its share capital. Eurazeo and its affiliates joined BMS alongside its existing shareholders British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), Preservation Capital Partners (PCP) and BMS’ management and employees. Eurazeo and BCI together are majority shareholders with co-control of the Company for its next phase of growth.
Established in 1980, BMS is a leading independent (re)insurance broker delivering comprehensive, customised solutions in the field of wholesale, reinsurance and retail insurance as well as capital markets advisory services. Headquartered in London, BMS benefits from a strong reputation for placement of large and complex risks and operates across 16 countries with 33 offices around the world (US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Europe, Asia and Middle East).
Eurazeo, BCI and PCP will support Nick Cook, Group CEO of BMS, and the rest of the BMS senior management team to pursue its proven growth strategy. The investment from Eurazeo and other shareholders is expected to enable BMS to further expand its global foothold both organically and through an active M&A strategy. Since the announcement of Eurazeo’s investment on December 23rd 2022, BMS has completed 10 acquisitions and continued its strong growth trajectory.