By: 13 May 2016
CoventBridge Group makes its first UK acquisition with BDL Investigations

The US claims investigation company CoventBridge Group has bought BDL Investigations.

CoventBridge was formed in March following the merger of GlobalOptions with American full service investigative firm ICS Merrill. The purchase of BDL is its first U.K. acquisition.

BDL, headquartered in Woking, Surrey was founded by Brian Davies in 2005. Its team of accredited claims investigators will join the CoventBridge Investigation Division, where Davies will have executive responsibilities.

Commenting on the acquisition, Brian Davies principal at BDLI said: “It is with great excitement that we move forward following this acquisition and merge to enhance and deliver a highly efficient and quality claims investigation service to our clients in the U.K.”

CoventBridge chairman, Roger Day (pictured), said that he was pleased that the company’s first acquisition had been finalised in just a matter of weeks since CoventBridge was formed.

“This demonstrates our commitment to our previously announced launch strategy to increase our footprint in the UK and European counter fraud market and our focus to acquire complimentary businesses,” he said.

“We are actively working on the next acquisitions which will enable us to deliver additional service offerings to our customers.”

CoventBridge’s services include insurance claims investigations, surveillance services, in-house counter fraud investigations and complex international investigations.