Business & Financial Services
Selling a business

Springboard has advised the shareholders of Johnson Fleming Group and Johnson Fleming Future Life Planning (“Johnson Fleming”) on the cross-border sale to US-based NFP Corporation.

About the Deal

Johnson Fleming is a pensions specialist and group risk adviser to employers and pension arrangement members. With a focus on three specialised areas – consultancy, administration, and engagement – the Johnson Fleming team works as an extension of a client’s internal team, creating programs that better position them to recruit, reward, and retain the best talent.

Simon Fletcher, CEO of Johnson Fleming, will report to Matt Pawley, NFP’s senior vice president, international benefits consulting. Johnson Fleming principals Iain Chadwick (Consultancy Director) and Tom Claridge (Customer Services Director) will continue to lead their respective practice areas as part of the transaction.

NFP is a global insurance broker with more than 5,600 employees providing specialised property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement and individual solutions. NFP is the 5th largest employee benefits broker by global revenue.

Matt Pawley, Senior Vice President – International Benefits Consulting at NFP commented “We are thrilled to welcome Johnson Fleming to the NFP family as we further expand our U.K. footprint. The team brings expertise, capabilities, and relationships in the benefits and pension markets that will elevate our scale and create new paths for growth. I look forward to their energy, insight, and collaboration, all of which will bring additional value to our clients.”

How we made a difference

  • Identified and engaged with a number of global strategic acquirers
  • Managed a competitive sales process, obtaining multiple competitive offers
  • Devised an innovative structure to deliver the shareholders objectives
  • Project managed the process throughout to maximise value and achieve a successful completion
What our clients say

Simon Fletcher, CEO - Johnson Fleming

The Springboard team worked with us over a long period to prepare our business for sale whilst identifying a number of strategic acquirers in the UK and overseas. Ultimately their professionalism and commitment delivered a great outcome for all.