Private equity firm HGGC opens up on PCF Insurance acquisition

Private equity firm HGGC opens up on PCF Insurance acquisition.  

HGGC, a middle market private equity firm, recently completed its acquisition of PCF Insurance, a full-service insurance brokerage based in Woodland Hills, California. 

Founded in 1987, PCF is a growing retail insurance brokerage with a diverse offering of commercial lines, personal lines, and employee benefits products. 

“We believe the key to success in the insurance services space is strong leadership and smart M&A. We’re excited to build on our successful track record with Davies and Integrity,” said John Block, Partner at HGGC. “When we got to know PCF as a business, and we got to know Peter Foy [PCF founder, CEO and chairman] and the team, two things were very clear. One is that PCF was thriving in a market that we really like. The retail brokerage market is attractive because there’s highly recurring revenue, high retention of that revenue, nice earnings characteristics, stable and steady cash flows, and opportunities to grow both organically and inorganically. 

The prospect of further growth proved “exciting” for Foy. Commenting on the deal, the brokerage founder and CEO said: “We’re excited to partner with HGGC and leverage their experience and support during this next phase. I’m confident that, together, we will be able to continue to execute our strategy and accelerate our growth in this attractive market.”