Experian and L&C form new partnership
Financial services company Experian Ltd will acquire a 25% minority stake in mortgage adviser London & Country Mortgages Limited, the first time a specialist mortgage adviser and a global information services group have combined forces.
Mike Edge, L&C’s chairman, will remain the majority shareholder with a significant portion of equity remaining with L&C’s management and employees.
Mike Edge said: “We are delighted that Experian has chosen to invest in L&C, a fantastic business that has attracted growing numbers of customers by pioneering high quality, fee free mortgage advice.
“The market is changing at pace and we are determined to lead the way through this exciting partnership with Experian to accelerate the growth and development of our hybrid digital proposition. Together we will build an even stronger business than we have today.”
Clive Lawson, managing director of Experian Consumer Services, said: “We’re excited about the potential of this partnership and the opportunities we see to work with L&C to improve customer experience in the UK mortgage market.”
The transaction will be subject to FCA consent.
Fenchurch is advising L&C on the transaction. Osborne Clarke are providing legal advice to L&C. Experian is being advised by Eversheds Sutherland.