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BlackFin Capital makes Compamut third insurance deal

17 Jan 2013

black fin whale seaFrench private equity firm BlackFin Capital Partners has reportedly bought a controlling stake in French insurance comparison business Compamut.

The deal was reported by French publication Capital Finance.

BlackFin’s Compamut purchase is the firm’s third in the insurance sector following deals for MisterAssur and Italian insurance comparison website Chiarezza last year.

All three purchases were made through BlackFin’s inaugural investment vehicle, which it closed last summer on €220m.

Marseille-based Compamut runs health insurance-focused comparison website mutuelle-conseil.com.

BlackFin concentrates its investments on the financial services in sectors such as  distribution and brokerage, asset management, electronic banking, BPO, internet finance and capital markets.

The firm aims to make non-leveraged transactions by taking either a majority or minority stake.

It makes investments of between €10m and €30m in companies throughout continental Europe.

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