Houlihan Lokey Advises Inflexion

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that Inflexion Private Equity Partners (Inflexion) has sold its minority stake in Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (LCP) to Charterhouse Capital Partners (Charterhouse). LCP’s partners also increased their own equity stake as part of the transaction. The transaction closed on 17 February 2021.

Inflexion is a leading middle-market private equity firm, investing in high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to accelerate growth.

Charterhouse, founded in 1934, is a leading European middle-market private equity investor and one of the longest-established private equity firms operating in Europe.

LCP, which was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in London and Winchester, is the leading independent provider of pension and investment consulting services in the UK. The company also provides services in fast-growing areas, including technology analytics; insurance regulation and risk advisory; health analytics; and energy market modelling and consultancy. Today, LCP has c. 800 people, c. £245 billion in assets under advice, and 650 clients, including nearly half of the FTSE 100, as well as a number of insurance companies and charities. The sale follows a four-year period of strong growth, which resulted in revenues increasing by more than 50%.

Charterhouse will help LCP’s continued development by supporting its management team and partners in continuing the strong organic growth and market share gain of their core business, whilst accelerating the growth opportunities in the diversified analytics and technology platforms within the business.

Houlihan Lokey served as the sole financial advisor to Inflexion and LCP. This most recent transaction further strengthens Houlihan Lokey’s leadership in the pensions and wealth management sector, a core focus for the Financial Institutions Group (FIG).

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