In February 2019, we invested in Accelerant, a vertically-integrated insurance company focused on partnering with managing general agencies who serve the UK and EU small / medium-sized enterprise (SME) market. Accelerant has received an A- rating from AM Best.
In December 2015, we invested in Access Insurance, a full-service managing general agency that provides sales distribution, underwriting, policy administration, and claims processing within the non-standard auto insurance industry. Founded in 1994, Access has grown to partner with more than 8,000 independent insurance producers and is among the top 30 non-standard auto groups in the USA.
In May 2011, we acquired Byrider, the Indianapolis-based leading used car sales and finance business consisting of over 140 franchised and company-owned dealerships in over 30 states. To date, the business has sold more than 1.2 million cars.
In March 2014, we acquired a majority stake in Celestite, a managing general agency focused on the nonstandard auto insurance market. Celestite, founded in 2007, manages insurance products and reinsurance, from policy issuance through claims, on behalf of insurance and reinsurance companies, serving both producers and policyholders.
In August 2018, we acquired Embark General, a full-service managing general agency that provides sales distribution, underwriting, policy administration, and claims processing across various segments of the personal lines insurance market. Embark partners with a variety of carriers and independent agents across the United States.
In November 2020, we invested in Kinetic Advantage, a de novo floorplan finance platform led by industry veterans. Kinetic is focused on serving independent auto dealers across the US, providing a customer-focused alternative to the legacy providers.
In October 2016, we invested in Kuvare Holdings, a growth-oriented insurance holding company focused on providing life insurance and annuity solutions to middle-market customers. Kuvare has completed five acquisitions since ACP’s original investment and currently operates three insurance carrier entities: Guaranty Income and Life Company (GILICO), United Life Insurance Company, and Kuvare Life Re, a Class-E Bermuda reinsurer.
In September 2011, we provided capital to support McLarens, a global insurance loss adjuster, in its merger with Airclaims (now McLarens Aviation), the loss adjusting leader in the aviation industry. McLarens performs claims management, loss adjusting, pre-risk and damage surveying, and auditing services for companies throughout the world.
In May 2012, we made an investment in Meta Financial Group, the holding company for MetaBank, a regional commercial and consumer bank headquartered in Storm Lake, IA. The company was founded in 1954 and, in addition to its banking business, operates Meta Payment Systems, a leading payments services business.
In December 2013, we invested in Wunderlich, a leading regional full service investment firm headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1996, Wunderlich has grown significantly from a single office in Memphis with 8 professionals, to 29 offices in 16 states with more than 450 associated professionals.