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Lawrence Stephens acts for Activate Group Limited in acquisition by Elysian Capital

February 2024

Lawrence Stephens’ Corporate and Commercial team recently acted for Activate Group Limited in its acquisition by Elysian Capital, in a deal which was completed on 22 January 2024.

Handling over 250,000 claims a year, Activate Group provides accident management services to insurance groups and corporate fleet operators. Their acquisition by private equity firm Elysian Capital will provide investment to allow the group to continue to grow and develop its UK operations.

The team was led by Managing Director Steven Bernstein, with assistance from Senior Associate Angela McCarthy, Associate Aashay Knights, Solicitors Lucy Cadley and Carla Bernstein, and Trainee Solicitor Avni Patel.

Steven commented: “Growing from a small start-up to a UK-wide business, this acquisition represents an exciting new chapter for Activate, as the group continues to build upon its existing services while retaining its core expertise and identity.

“It was a pleasure to work alongside Hannah and the team from Activate to secure a result which pleased all parties – and represents exciting new growth for the Activate business.”

Hannah Wilcox, CEO of Activate Group, commented: “Steven and the team at Lawrence Stephens handled the deal smoothly and professionally, and provided crucial legal and commercial advice. They achieved excellent results on our behalf, and we are delighted to begin this new relationship with Elysian, which will allow us to continue to expand and advance our operations under a larger umbrella.”