Independent broking group Clear Group (Clear) has acquired Anderson White Insurance Brokers (Anderson White), the group’s 30th acquisition since it was established in 2001.
As part of the deal, Clear expects Horsham-based Anderson White to strengthen its presence in the South East, where the group has branches in London, Maidstone, and Cranleigh. Clear’s team in Cranleigh will also relocate to new offices in Horsham, joined by the Anderson White team.
Commenting on the deal, Anderson White chief executive officer Paul Anderson said: “We’re delighted to be joining Clear Insurance at such an exciting time in their journey. Clear is the perfect home for our business as it provides greater opportunities for our staff and better access to markets. This means our clients will also benefit from Clear’s wider offering and expertise.”
Clear has more than doubled in size since ECI Partners invested in 2018. However, it continues to seek further growth opportunities.
Howard Lickens, the executive chairman of Clear Insurance Management, said Anderson White will play a crucial role in building the group’s presence in the South East as it continues to seek further acquisition opportunities, focusing on brokers that match its vision and culture.
“Anderson White is very much in Clear’s acquisition sweet spot. It’s a well-run business with several niche capabilities, which are a great fit,” Lickens said.