Jensten Group makes Coversure deal

Move made as new franchisees sign up

Jensten Group makes Coversure deal

Mergers & Acquisitions

By Paul Lucas

The rapid expansion of Jensten Group continues at pace with the company today announcing a deal for Coversure Kidderminster for an undisclosed sum.

In a release announcing the acquisition, it was highlighted that the deal would bring 1,700 commercial clients and nine staff to the group. The business is set to become part of Jensten Insurance Brokers and will be the base of the company’s regional presence in the Midlands.

“We hear about the huge costs involved in starting a new insurance broker and the increasing administrative and regulatory burden,” said Rob Organ (pictured top), retail MD at Jensten Group. “These are the kind of barriers which have the potential to prevent people from launching a business. Coversure has something that’s genuinely unique in the industry; a proven franchise model which supports experienced insurance professionals start their own broker, where they own the business and the clients. With the support of our team, they create an asset of significant value. We’re seeing franchisees, like Coversure Kidderminster, exit at the right time for them, at the same time as we’re seeing new franchisees join with that same goal in mind.”

The original office began trading more than 30 years ago and is said to continue to attract franchisees. It is hoped that the group will open as many as 10 new offices across the UK this year.

“For experienced individuals looking to launch their own insurance brokerage, the strength of the Coversure proposition is found in the lifecycle opportunity; launch and grow a brokerage with the support of an expert team and within a proven model,” said Rob Palmer (pictured immediately above), franchise director at Coversure. “When the time is right, sell the business and realise the value that’s been created. It’s essentially a business in a box for insurance professionals. We’re having more and more conversations with seasoned brokers who are looking to the future and asking themselves, why wouldn’t I consider this?”

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