Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Asperity Employee Benefits (“Asperity” or “the Company”), the UK market leader in flexible employee benefit programmes, on its £25.5 million buyout by mid-market private equity investor, Inflexion Private Equity (“Inflexion”).
With over 500 clients, Asperity’s technology powers employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, total reward systems, and reward and recognition programmes. Over £150 million of retail spend flows through the platform annually, making Asperity the largest closed user group in the UK and therefore commanding the biggest buying power. The Company’s clients include BSkyB, Aviva, Ladbrokes, Kent County Council and TUI Travel.
The Company has grown strongly since its inception with revenue more than tripling since 2007. Current growth momentum continues both by volume and average revenue per transaction. Inflexion will work with Asperity to continue this growth by exploiting the significant UK market opportunity as well as accelerating the company’s international presence.