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Gauntlet acquires Three Sixty in first deal under GRP ownership

Three Sixty was established in 2008 as a niche Private Client Broker, also providing Business Client insurance

Gauntlet Insurance Services has announced it has acquired the 100% share capital of Three Sixty Insure, its first deal since it was acquired by GRP in 2019.

Gauntlet said that the founder of the Boston-based firm Sam Cowen, his wife Julie and the rest of the team will stay with the business under new ownership.

Three Sixty was established in 2008 as a niche Private Client Broker, also providing Business Client insurance, and according to Gauntlet MD Steve Buckingham, the team has built up an “impressive nationwide client base”.

He said: “Three Sixty is a quality business and a superb fit with Gauntlet. We share the same commitment to providing the very best customer service for discerning clients, and we look forward to helping them take the business to a new level of growth and success with our support.

“Sam, Julie and their excellent team will continue to operate from the office in
Bolton and will remain very much open to business, giving us a footprint in the North West
of England. I’m thrilled that Three Sixty is our first acquisition, it’s a fantastic business with the potential to accelerate its growth.”

London-based Gauntlet is a leading private client broker specialising in the insurance of
historic, fine town and country houses, fine art collections, jewellery, farms and estates,
prestige vehicles and yachts. Founded in 1982, it is responsible for covering assets valued at more than £8bn.

Cowen said: “We have thought long and hard about the next steps for Three Sixty, and
felt that becoming part of Gauntlet was the best possible move for us and our clients, who
will derive significant benefits from being part of Gauntlet and the wider GRP group.

“Steve has given us every incentive to continue to grow under new ownership, and we are
very excited about the future for our business.”

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