Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Eurazeo on its £355 million investment in BMS Group (BMS), a global insurance broker headquartered in the UK, equating to 34 percent of the share capital of BMS.
White & Case partner Will Summers, who co-led the Firm's deal team, said: "White & Case's involvement in this landmark transaction demonstrates our deep expertise advising financial sponsors investing in the financial services sector."
Eurazeo is one of Europe's leading private equity companies. Listed on Euronext Paris and with offices across Europe, North America, South America and Asia, it currently has more than €32 billion in assets under management.
Founded in 1980, BMS is an independent reinsurance, wholesale and direct insurance broker, operating across 14 countries with 28 offices around the world (US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Europe and Asia). Eurazeo's investment will support BMS on its growth plans to expand internationally.
The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Will Summers and Ken Barry (both London) and included partners Denise Diallo, Orion Berg, Estelle Philippi (all Paris), Jonathan Rogers, Kristen DiLemmo, Will Smith, Nicholas Greenacre, Lindsey Canning, Tim Hickman (all London), Sara Nordin (Brussels), Richard Burke, Farhad Jalinous (both Washington, DC) and Scott Fryman (New York), counsel Julio Peralta (Madrid), Ryan Brady (Washington, DC) and Sidney Tang (Sydney), associates Irina Fogarty, Trishala Naidu, Johanna Wagner, Harriet Baldwin, Alec Buchanan, Shehnai Arora, Sarah Lee, Amy Detheridge, Aishwarya Jha (all London), Laure Bauduret, Phillippine Chinaud, Chloé Bouffard (all Paris) and Matthias Vangenechten (New York) and law clerk Michael Crowley (Washington, DC).
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