Omnes has sold Eyssautier Group, a specialist insurance broker for risk, and marine and transport insurance, to Verlingue, a Quimper-based independent insurance broker.
All current shareholders and Eyssautier Group management are selling their shares to Verlingue. Mathieu Berrurier, manager for over three years, will continue to run the business.
Founded in 1935, and under the leadership of the Eyssautier family for three generations, Eyssautier Group carries out 70 per cent of its business internationally and enjoys direct access to the world’s leading insurance market (Broker at Lloyd’s since 2005). The Eyssautier Group (EUR9 million turnover in 2019) has 50 employees with offices in Paris, Marseille and London.
An insurance broker specialising in the protection of companies (business risks and complementary social protection), Verlingue has 1,100 employees and 23 offices in France, the UK and Switzerland.
Laurent Espic, Partner, Omnes, says: “Eyssautier Group enjoys an excellent reputation and previously recognised expertise. The Group is beginning a new stage in its development with the arrival of Verlingue. It now has all the ingredients to consolidate growth with a leading player that shares common values.”
Mathieu Berrurier, Chairman of Eyssautier Group, says: “We are proud of the progress made with Omnes, which has been with us for six years. Verlingue is a great opportunity for Eyssautier, its clients and its teams who will benefit from the might of a large broker and a family shareholding we are attached to.”