STACK CAPITAL GROUP INC. INVESTS $8M USD INTO NEWFRONT
Stack Capital Group Inc. (“Stack Capital”) (TSX:STCK and TSX:STCK.WT) is pleased to announce that it has invested $8 million USD into preferred shares of Newfront Insurance, Inc. (“Newfront”). Stack Capital’s investment was completed alongside other Series D investors including Goldman Sachs, B Capital, Founders Fund, and Y Combinator, amongst many others.
Recently recognized as the winner of the 6th Annual Fintech Breakthrough Awards program for 2022, and member of the Forbes Fintech 50 List for 2021, Newfront is modernizing the insurance and benefits business through its innovative software-driven platform.
Newfront has focused its efforts on replacing the antiquated paperwork and legacy systems of record in the insurance industry with an integrated system of action built on continuously improving software. By choosing to ‘partner’ with insurance professionals and, by extension, their valuable client relationships which account for an estimated 98% of the market, Newfront has successfully created a platform that marries the legacy insurance brokerage business with new technology to help drive efficiencies.
Through the automation of workflows and processes, Newfront insurance and benefits professionals have better tools at their disposal to improve productivity, which has ultimately led to average book growth that is 2x the industry average. Newfront also drives down the cost to serve, significantly reducing operating costs as a percentage of transacted revenue. Over time, the Newfront business model offers multiple drivers for growth as new insurance professionals become part of its platform, existing professionals increase sales productivity, and profitability improves with scale.
“By focusing on meeting the needs of clients and insurance professionals, Newfront has built an innovative platform that has revolutionized the industry,” said Jeff Parks, CEO of Stack Capital. “Given its already sizable and established client base, strong growth rate, and profitability, we believe that Newfront is poised to capitalize on a significant market opportunity and we’re extremely happy to make it the latest addition to the Stack Capital portfolio. If you are an insurance professional in the United States who is looking for a better alternative – we highly recommend that you consider the various benefits offered at Newfront.”
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