Harwood Private Equity backs CoventBridge

CoventBridge Group Limited, a new company formed by Harwood Private Equity, has acquired and merged the businesses of ICS Merrill and GlobalOptions, making it the largest outsource provider of insurance claims investigative services in North America, in addition to its UK trading operations. CoventBridge is pursuing a buy-and-build strategy to expand its UK and Continental Europe footprint led by non-executive chairman Roger Day, a former Ace and Zurich executive, and Dave Merrill, formerly CEO of ICS Merrill.