International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of one of the UK’s leading specialists in two-wheeler insurance, Lexham Insurance Group, on its sale to the leading wholesale insurance broker in France and Europe, APRIL Group.

Since its creation in 2000, the Lexham Group has enjoyed strong growth and established itself as one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers for motorcycle, niche motor and motor trade, forging partnerships with major players in the sector and distributing innovative, tailor-made solutions.

Lexham employs a team of over 200 people across its three UK offices.

The joint ambition of APRIL and Lexham Insurance is to support the development of the Lexham brand in the UK market by continuing to offer an increasingly differentiated insurance experience and a strong service approach.

Osborne Clarke's team that advised on the matter was led by corporate partner Alisdair Livingstone who was supported by Associate Director James Mackay and Associate Jay Eng. Partner Anika Chandra led on incentives and was supported by Associate Director Rhiannon Jones Associate Director, while Jonny Squires provided tax advice. Legal Director Clare Burman and Associate Domenico Angiolini advised on regulatory matters.

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader in the mobility sector. The team has a wide breadth of experience and work closely with clients across the range of project roles, advising throughout the lifecycle of transactions- including financial and regulatory matters, before and after financial close, and both in the primary and secondary markets.

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