Pollen Street-backed insurance services platform Punkta partners with Arrant

  • Punkta is an insurance platform that offers distribution and administration services to corporate and retail clients 
  • Arrant is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Poland
  • Punkta’s other recent acquisitions include April Polska, Coris, mFind, and Profi Insurance

Pollen Street Capital announced on Thursday that its portfolio company Punkta will combine with insurance agency Arrant. The transaction will create a combined group that is expected to distribute Z1 billion ($214 million; €212 million) of gross written premium in 2022.

Warsaw-based Punkta is an insurance platform offering a range of distribution and administration services to corporate and retail clients.

Arrant, headquartered in Warsaw, is an independent insurance agency that operates a network of approximately 1,100 agents across Poland.

The partnership follows Punkta’s recent sequence of acquisitions that includes April Polska, Coris, mFind, and Profi Insurance. Combining the two companies will also enable the enlarged group to better leverage Punkta’s investment in technology and product development, the firms said.

London-based Pollen Street Capital is an independent alternative investment management company, focused on the financial and business services sectors.

“We are glad that Arrant is joining the Punkta family,” commented Lindsey McMurray, managing partner of Pollen Street Capital. “We are delighted to support the new partnership between Arrant and Punkta, and believe it is a great opportunity to utilise the significant technology investment made by Punkta on a larger scale by working with a significant player in the market in Arrant. We look forward to seeing the combined businesses deliver successfully on their ambitious goals.”

“I am very pleased that after many years of building the Arrant business with our team, we have achieved a level where our platform is recognised by European investors,” commented Artur Pakuła. “We look forward to working with Punkta to benefit from its technological and marketing capabilities, and in return sharing our leading distribution experience and market relationship. We believe the clear synergies between our brands will translate into an increase in the sales potential of Arrant’s partners, and will accelerated and strengthen their market development.”