Direct Line founder Sir Peter Wood, 71, set up this insurer in 2000 to provide car and home insurance online. The Surrey firm floated in 2013. It bought price comparison website GoCompare in 2014, later demerging from the site, in 2016, and floating it on the stock market. In August, Bain Capital announced it was taking esure private in a £1.2bn deal. The group also operates Sheilas’ Wheels, which offers insurance policies targeted at female drivers.
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