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Jensten Group swoops for J. Bennett & Son and subsidiary

Jensten Group swoops for J. Bennett & Son and subsidiary | Insurance Business UK

Jensten Group swoops for J. Bennett & Son and subsidiary

Jensten Group has continued its acquisition spree this month by acquiring High Wycombe-based insurance broker J Bennett & Son Insurance Brokers (J Bennett & Son) and its Oxford-based subsidiary Mathews Comfort & Co, subject to regulatory approval.

Jensten Group’s fourth acquisition this month, J Bennett & Son mainly works with commercial clients locally and specialises in the life sciences and biomedical field, in addition to solutions for hot air balloon owners. The insurance broker and its subsidiary have a rich heritage of providing high-quality advice to their clients, joining forces in 2017. The business employs 25 people across its two offices.

The deal brings £13 million gross written premiums (GWP) to Jensten Group and follows the acquisition of Ravenhall Risk Solutions, Origin UW, and Coversure Nottingham.

Jensten Group CEO Alistair Hardie welcomed J Bennett & Son and Mathews Comfort & Co to the group, describing them as businesses “with a significant history and a proven track record over many years of putting clients and staff first.”

“Jensten is completely aligned on these values, making this an excellent acquisition,” Hardie added.

J. Bennett & Son managing director Peter Sutcliffe commented: “As some of us are reaching retirement, we wanted to sell to a business [that] would continue to prioritise our clients and staff and recognise the value of our heritage and specialisms. Throughout the process, Jensten demonstrated their focus on all the core things that matter to us, and so were the obvious choice as the business moves into its next phase.”