Acorn Group

Inflexion invested in Acorn Group (formerly Granite Underwriting), a leading specialist motor insurance business, in 2018. We are working together to help grow market share organically and through M&A.

  • Sector

    Financial services

  • Headquarters

    Liverpool, UK

  • Fund

    Partnership Capital

  • Investment date

    December 2018

  • Status


The company

Established in 1982, Liverpool-based Acorn Group (formerly Granite Underwriting) comprises a number of brands which distribute specialist motor insurance, with a market leading position in UK taxi insurance as well as specialist cover for private car and light commercial vehicles. Its services are marketed through retail branches, price comparison websites, brokers, its own website and a call centre. Acorn Group's core strength is its data-driven business model, combined with control of the full value chain through underwriting, distribution, claims handling, premium finance, investment management and vehicle hire.

The Inflexion difference

As we are a minority investor in the company, the business continues to be run by the existing management team led by founding shareholders. Using our industry expertise and experience in digital innovation, we are working with Acorn Group to help grow their market share and increase efficiency organically and through selective M&A.

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