Cunningham Lindsey is a global insurance claims service company and the leading provider of outsourced insurance loss adjusting services in the world.
Cunningham Lindsey provides independent insurance claims management services, including claims adjusting, appraisal and risk management to property and casualty insurance companies and brokers on a global basis. The company operates in more than 450 locations in more than 65 countries. Clients include (re)insurance companies, brokers and self-insured corporations.
Stone Point had extensive knowledge of the loss adjusting space having studied the sector for over 10 years prior to the investment in Cunningham Lindsey. We also had long term relationships with a substantial number of the existing and prospective customers.
Stone Point helped the company develop meaningful new business opportunities and clients through the Stone Point network, including senior-level introductions to a number of Stone Point’s insurance carrier, broker and self-insured company relationships.
Stone Point helped to execute several transformational and highly accretive acquisitions: GAB International, which increased the company’s revenue by more than 50%, while also diversifying its product set and achieving true global coverage, and GAB U.S., which expanded Cunningham’s U.S. service offering by adding commercial adjusting capabilities. Stone Point helped to complete three other tuck-in acquisitions in Spain, Germany and Australia at attractive valuations. Additionally, we led the company’s strategic development efforts which resulted in a meaningful number of additional acquisitions that the company evaluated, but did not complete. This helped the company further refine the strategy for growth and profitability enhancement.
Stone Point identified and recruited the company’s Global CEO Philippe Bes (from the GAB International acquisition), and Global CFO Ed Mullen (from Crawford). Stone Point also established a management equity incentive plan and investment program to create alignment with Trident.
Stone Point led the company’s efforts to secure three debt refinancings as well as Cunningham Lindsey’s acquisition financing.
Stone Point helped add significant talent to the Board of Directors, including Tom Forrester (former CFO of Progressive Insurance), John Shettle (former CEO of Vosco and AVEMCO), and Jean-Luc Gourgeon (former Chief Underwriting Officer of PARIS RE).
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