Sale of WM Brokers Limited to Global Risk Partners 'GRP'

Deal typeM&A
IndustryFinancial Services

BDO has advised on the sale of WM Brokers Limited to Global Risk Partners 'GRP'.

WM Brokers Limited (formerly the general insurance business of Woodward Markwell Insurance Brokers Limited) is an East Anglian based chartered insurance broker that has been established in the Ipswich area for over 40 years. It offers bespoke insurance broking services including a range of business, personal and specialist insurance services.  Managing Director David McGowan will remain with the business as it looks to capitalise on GRP's investment in the future of the business. 

"I would like to thank the whole BDO team for advising the Woodward Markwell directors and shareholders on this transaction. BDO delivered an outstanding professional service throughout the process utilising their specialist skills and experience. The transaction was complex but the BDO team worked seamlessly across corporate finance, tax and accounting disciplines and worked hand in hand with our legal advisors to deliver a great deal for both the shareholders and the future of the business. The management and control of the process has been excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending BDO to anyone considering selling their business. Their thorough and professional approach enabled us to work closely with them throughout the transaction and their input was invaluable in delivering the transaction."

David McGowan, Managing Director, WM Brokers Limited


"We were delighted to assist the directors and shareholders of Woodward Markwell on this transaction and wish them, the wider management team and all of the employees every success for the future. GRP are one of the top independent insurance intermediaries in the UK and I am sure that with their backing, WM Brokers will continue to go from strength to strength."

Adam Whistance, CFID Director, BDO LLP