esure

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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Company details
Year2018
Rank3
Companyesure
ActivityInsurance provider
LocationReigate, Surrey
Sales £m677.8
Operating profit £m107.3
Main shareholdersBain Capital and other institutional investors (>50%), management and other (<50%)
Staff1,689
Founded2000
Websitewww.esure.com

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