PIB Group buys i2 Healthcare

Mike HudsonNews

PIB Group (PIB) has acquired i2 Healthcare, a leading independent specialist corporate healthcare intermediary based Birmingham. The move comes 14 days after the group announced that it has acquired Lincsafe (Health & Safety) Limited

Since 2008 i2 Healthcare has advised corporate clients on their health insurance and employee wellness requirements. Its principal areas of expertise include private medical insurance, group life insurance and income protection cover. The business has also won six major national awards over the last decade.

i2 Healthcare places premiums of around £30 million annually for over 80 public and private clients which span a variety of sectors including law, finance, construction, manufacturing and the automotive industry.

Founding directors and shareholders, Paul Brantingham and Simon Derby, will continue as directors of the business following completion of the deal.

Paul Brantingham, commented: “Joining PIB is an important milestone in i2 Healthcare’s ten year history and is a natural progression for us. To be recognised as specialists in our market by PIB and having the opportunity to continue growing through their support is a real endorsement of what we have achieved so far. We are looking forward to joining a wider network of experts who are renowned for their specialisms in their chosen markets.”

Simon Derby commented: “We are often appointed as both broker and advisor to our clients where long-standing relationships are formed. I’m delighted that through PIB, we can continue those valued relationships and design bespoke solutions through our focussed approach while also remaining independent.”

i2 Healthcare is the fourth business bought by PIB this year following Lincsafe, Wilby and Lorica Insurance Brokers. A total of 16 businesses have been acquired by the Group as part of PIB’s strategy to grow through targeted acquisitions and a recruitment drive across the UK, with the backing of global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”; NASDAQ: CG).

Ryan Brown, CFO for PIB Group, commented: “I’m very pleased to welcome Paul, Simon and their team on board. i2 Healthcare has built an outstanding reputation in their industry for all aspects of employee health and wellness. This is a really exciting acquisition for PIB as it is the first specialist employee benefits business bought by PIB since the Group started acquiring in 2016.  The move will strengthen the Group’s existing PIB Employee Benefits proposition, and given the recent growth in the PMI sector we will be looking to support i2 Healthcare to consolidate its position of strength in this area.”

About PIB Group

PIB Group launched in 2014 and has grown rapidly through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market. PIB Group comprises the business of PIB Insurance, Cooke & Mason, Sigerson Associates, Fish Insurance, Channel Insurance Brokers, QPI Legal, Thistle Insurance Services, TFP Schemes, DE Ford, Franklands, Morton Michel, aQmen underwriting, Citynet Insurance Brokers, Lorica Insurance Brokers, Wilby, Lincsafe and i2 Healthcare. The Group offers a range of specialist teams, products and services to clients throughout the UK and Channel Islands and operates from a growing network of offices currently in London, the Midlands, the North, Scotland, East Anglia and the South West, as well as Guernsey. For more information please visit www.pibgroup.co.uk

About i2 Healthcare

i2 Healthcare is a market leading independent specialist corporate healthcare intermediary based in Birmingham. Trading since 2008, i2 Healthcare focuses on advising medium to large corporate clients on all aspects of their health insurance and employee wellness requirements, in particular private medical insurance, group life insurance and income protection cover. For more information please visit https://www.i2healthcare.com