Weil Advises Bain Capital on the Take-Private of U.K. Insurance Company esure

Weil is advising Bain Capital on its £1.2 billion acquisition of U.K. insurer esure by way of recommended offer. The deal represents one of the largest insurance transactions and one of the largest U.K. take-privates of the year so far.

Esure is a leading U.K. provider of motor and home insurance, founded in 2000 by Sir Peter Wood.

Private Equity partner Marco Compagnoni said: “We are delighted to have advised Bain Capital on this important and significant transaction. We have worked with the Bain team for a number of years on a range of opportunities, so it is also pleasing that this is our first announced solo deal for them.”

Leading the Weil team is Ian Hamilton alongside Marco Compagnoni. They are supported by associates Max Oppenheimer, Martin Weatherston-Wilson, Jamie Macdonagh, and trainee associates Matthew Edstein and Rowan Khanna.