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FT Partners Advises Accelerant on its $193 million Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • On January 12, 2022, Accelerant announced that it has closed on $193 million in funding at a ~$2 billion valuation led by Eldridge Industries
  • Additional participation in the round came from Deer Park, Marshall Wace, MS&AD Ventures, and existing investor Altamont Capital Partners
  • Founded by Jeff Radke and Chris Lee-Smith in 2018, Accelerant is a modern, digital commercial insurance risk exchange. Leveraging its data analytics platform InSightFull™, Accelerant is purpose-built to serve its growing network of high-quality managing general underwriters (“MGUs”), whom it terms its Members, and connect them with risk capital
  • Together, Accelerant works with its Members to drive market-leading profitable growth in the SME insurance space by helping its Members better understand risk, benefit from insights, and handle operational and regulatory complexity
  • In 2021, Accelerant roughly doubled total GWP to more than $500m
  • As part of the transaction, Todd Boehly, chairman and CEO of Eldridge, will join Accelerant’s Board of Directors

Significance of Transaction

  • The proceeds of this financing round will fuel Accelerant’s continued growth, while also funding the business’s regulatory capital requirements as the company’s Member network expands both in the US and globally
  • The new funds will also allow the company to further invest in expanding the capabilities of its differentiating tech platform InSightFull™

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive financial and strategic advisor to Accelerant
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ industry-leading expertise within InsurTech, as well as its successful track record of generating highly favorable outcomes for high-growth FinTech companies globally