Assured Underwriting Group

A leading UK provider of financial protection insurance for the travel industry

Investment highlights

The Business

For 35 years, Assured Underwriting Group has specialised in financial protection insurance (surety bonds) for the travel industry. AUG operates as an MGA (Managing General Agent), vested with underwriting authority by Hiscox, which acts as the primary insurer.

The Deal

We invested £8.4m in the management buyout of AUG. As part of the transaction, £3m of senior debt was provided by Triple Point. We led negotiations with the vendors and took time to understand this complex business, enabling us to complete the transaction just prior to the business’s peak trading period, which was a key requirement.  

The Plan

With its skilled underwriting base and detailed understanding of the surety industry, AUG is expanding into a number of new markets in mainland Europe. We have supported the introduction of Carl Beardmore, a sector specialist Chairman, and are targeting bolt-on acquisitions of specialist MGA operations. 

Key facts


Financial services


Mobeus 1

Deal type

Management buyout

“We have a fantastic team assembled – and now the right backing in Mobeus – to really capitalise on the potential of the business and expand into other surety areas.”
Richard Watson
T&G, Managing Director

The team

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