BPE advises insurers Partners& on acquisition of Health Matters

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Cheltenham based law firm BPE’s Corporate team has advised insurance company Partners& Holdings  on its acquisition of Coventry-based Health Matters (UK)

The move is part of the Partners& strategy to provide a seamless insurance, employee benefits and risk management proposition to commercial and private clients. The experience and expertise of the Health Matters team will augment the existing Partners& wellbeing, engagement and benefits team.

Corporate Partner Adam Kean supported by Associate, Angharad Doyle, worked closely with Phil Barton (CEO,  Partners&) and his team to ensure the transaction with James Henson and Simon Hurley Smith (Directors of Health Matters) and the shareholders of Health Matters went smoothly. Meanwhile, Will Carter and Thomas Christie lent their expertise to the Employment and Commercial Property elements of the transaction.

BPE’s Corporate team has previously acted for Partners& advising on a significant investment from private equity firm Capital Z Partners and the subsequent acquisition of nine insurance advisory businesses.

Adam commented, “As always it has been a great pleasure to work with Phil and the Partners& team on another successful transaction. To help boost their offering in this important area has been a fantastic opportunity and we look forward to working with them again soon”.

Phil Barton,  CEO of Partners&, said: “We have built a strong partnership with BPE, and have appreciated the pragmatic and expedient advice that Adam and Angharad and the BPE team have provided to Partners&. Their support in navigating the details of acquisitions has really supported us in successfully building our business. “


Notes to editors


BPE Solicitors is a UK law firm with more than 130 staff including 70 fee-earners.  The firm has its headquarters in Cheltenham, a second office in London and access points in Bristol and Oxford.

Many clients have been retained for decades and BPE has supported young businesses in their growth to become multi-million pound, multi-national operations.

BPE Solicitors is an entrepreneurial business working with like-minded businesses and individuals. It supports businesses through their lifecycle, from starting up and structuring a business to development either through growth, joint ventures, buying and selling or floating on the stock market.