• Date

    08 May 2024
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Campion Insurance through PIB Group Acquires AML Insurance Brokers

Azets Ireland (previously O’Connor Leddy & Holmes) is delighted to have advised AML Insurance Brokers (“AML Insurance”) on their sale to Campion Insurance Limited (“Campion”) which leads PIB Group Limited’s (“PIB”) Irish division. The Rathmines-based insurance provider is the 21st Irish brokerage acquired by PIB to date.

The Corporate Finance team was led by David Lucas, Conor O’Rourke, Nigel Mayberry and Calum Hill while Alan Kirwan, Ian Gardiner, Anne Marie James and Betty Rushe of Kirwan McKeown James LLP Solicitors acted as legal advisors to AML Insurance.  

David Arigho, Managing Director of AML Insurance Brokers said:

Sally and I are delighted to now be part of PIB Group, and we look forward to working with Jim and the Campion Insurance Team. I’d like to thank the Azets Corporate Finance team for their great support through this process”.


Matthew Cole, Blayre McBride, Hannah Foulsham and Rebecca Clabby of DLA Piper acted as legal advisors to Campion. Tax due diligence was completed by Deloitte, led by Jackie Coughlan, Rob O’Dwyer, Eithne Lunn, Anthony Lane and David Moran whilst financial due diligence was completed internally by Jack Rowe and Michela Pittaluga of PIB.


Jim Campion, founder and CEO of Campion Insurance, commented:

I am delighted that AML Insurance Brokers, led by David and Sally Arigho, has agreed to become part of Campion Insurance and PIB Group. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to David and Sally, and we look forward to working with them.”


Azets Ireland acted as corporate finance advisors to the shareholders of AML Insurance.


David Lucas, Partner at Azets commented:

“We are delighted to have worked on behalf of AML Insurance Brokers following their acquisition by Campion Insurance. We would like to wish David and Sally all the best as they join the wider Campion Insurance group, who continue to go from strength-to-strength. We would also like to thank Jack, Michela and the rest of the PIB Group for their efforts in completing the transaction.”


About AML Insurance Brokers

AML Insurance Brokers Limited based in Rathmines, Dublin 6, is a family-owned brokerage specializing in commercial and general insurances. The business was established in 1995 by David & Sally Arigho.  


About Campion Insurance Limited

Campion Insurance was established in 1984 by Jim & Margaret Campion in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny and has since grown to become one of Ireland’s largest insurers. Campion was acquired by PIB Group in November 2021 and is PIB’s lead brand in the Irish market. Campion operates in the areas of commercial insurance, personal insurance, and life & pensions.


About PIB Group Limited

PIB Group Limited is a group of insurance advisory businesses providing advisory, analytics, claims management, premium funding, and risk management solutions. The business was founded in 2015 by Brendan McManus and is backed by private equity firm Apax Partners. It is headquartered in London and has offices throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.

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