About Us

Who we are

Compre is a leading global legacy acquirer with over 30 years of experience in the acquisition and management of (re) insurance companies and portfolios in run-off.

We have a strong balance sheet with significant available capital and access to varied forms of acquisition capital to suit different transactions.

We provide a unique and client-centric experience through disciplined underwriting and our one team approach, making us your legacy partner of choice.

Our Vision

To be a leading global legacy acquirer with respect for our market, providing a differentiating experience through our disciplined and collaborative approach, making us your legacy partner of choice.

Our core values

We value each other.

We are inclusive, supportive of and caring towards all our colleagues.

We are empowered & accountable.

We have pride in delivering our work and have a real desire to achieve our individual, team and company goals.

We are progressive & innovative.

We work to continuously grow and improve as individuals and as an overall company.

We are collaborative & inclusive.

We have trust in each other, we work together to achieve a common goal and vision. We communicate transparently to support this.

We are authentic.

We are ourselves; we are individuals, and we bring our full selves to work.

Our Culture

We are committed to fostering an environment where we can all fulfil our potential and in which we feel comfortable to be ourselves in every way. We pride ourselves at being an inclusive and diverse workplace. Deliberately building a different workplace. For all of us. At all levels.

Our Shareholders

Compre is privately owned by long-term, top-tier investors, Cinven and BCI, with knowledge of the insurance industry who are actively involved in the management of the business. We have a strong balance sheet and have remained consistently profitable, thus delivering a credible partnership to our clients, policyholders, and ultimately, our industry.

Cinven testimonial

“Cinven is delighted to be investing in Compre alongside BCI. Over the last 30 years Compre has built a proven platform in the highly specialised insurance and reinsurance run-off market, and a reputation amongst its clients for consistently creating and realising value.

Compre is extremely well placed to access new growth markets, such as the US and Lloyd’s, and to broaden its client offering further. We look forward to working with Compre’s management team to deliver these growth opportunities, drawing on the deep expertise of the Cinven team in the insurance sector.”

Luigi Sbrozzi

Partner – Cinven

BCI testimonial

“We are impressed by the quality of the platform built by Will Bridger and his team and are excited to partner alongside Cinven to support the continued growth of the business. BCI’s investment in Compre follows as a result of our proactive, sector focused origination strategy and relationship building efforts with the company.

We look forward to supporting Compre in its development and in turn providing attractive and stable long-term risk-adjusted returns for our pension plan and insurance fund clients.”

Jim Pittman

EVP & Global Head Private Equity – BCI

Our Business

We are a global P&C legacy consolidator with a 30-year history in this niche space of the insurance industry. Our clients’ business and growth are core to us as are the policyholders with whom we are entrusted following a transaction with us. We are proud of our long history and our European roots and equally proud to have experienced significant growth in recent years with the establishment of our Bermuda reinsurer and the approval of our Legacy Syndicate 1994, respectively.

Our investors, Cinven and BCI provide significant capital with which to continue to build on the success, and their expertise in the insurance industry provides us with a unique perspective on how to best support our clients.

We believe in building lasting partnerships

We believe in forming partnerships, not merely executing transactions. Today’s demands on the insurance industry in terms of providing a holistic and sustainable business solutions to their clients dictates that our approach be sustainable and able to grow with our clients’ needs.

Our focus on mid-market portfolios enables us to differentiate ourselves from our competitors further and to structure partnerships for long-term benefit for all stakeholders. We pride ourselves in having executed several transactions across all jurisdictions and to have transacted with a number of global insurance players on more than one occasion. This is testament to Compre’s ability to deliver on its promise, not only in terms of transaction experience but also its place in the market as a reliable and strong partner.

Europe

We have a unique focus with a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-discipline team, local in our core jurisdictions.

Throughout our long history, we have established strong relationships with those markets and the regulatory teams, always maintaining a flexible approach to responding to developing requirements unique to each market.

We build on this with extensive local relationships with partners who share our approach and our ethos in providing a client service second to none. While we grow in other jurisdictions and strive to employ the same approach, we remain committed to our European roots and to delivering our solutions to our long-established clients there.

Compre’s Syndicate 1994 works in partnership with Apollo Syndicate Management Limited for its new Lloyd’s business. This combines Compre’s extensive legacy expertise and access to capital with Apollo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the Lloyd’s market.

Our Legacy Syndicate 1994 received approval in early 2021 following which, we signed two RITC transactions with Apollo Syndicate 1969 and Axa Syndicate 3330. We focus on providing exit solutions during the usual Lloyd’s RITC cycle and look to be a mid-market alternative to the existing legacy consolidators at Lloyd’s providing reinsurance solutions on an ongoing basis.

North America

Our experience in long-tail US liabilities has been built over the years and we pride ourselves in having expertise in assuming and pro-actively settling these liabilities, thus delivering early and beneficial closure of these exposures.

To deliver the best possible service to our clients, we have formed a partnership with New York law firm Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP, who work hand in hand with our team in both the evaluation of portfolios that we consider as well as managing these once the transaction executes.

We strongly believe that partnering with local experts ensures that we provide a collaborative and transparent transaction process during which all teams strive to achieve the best possible structure and solution, leading to a win-win result for all stakeholders. We have relationship with local legal and claims expertise for seamless transition and management of portfolios through local TPAs and counsel.

“It’s people that make our business work.”

Will Bridger, CEO