History

A history of entrepreneurship

An independent, European family-owned group.

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In 2018, the family-owned holding company celebrated 85 years of continued entrepreneurship, growth and self-reinvention.

1917

Jules Verlingue becomes associate in faience manufacture in Quimper (Finistère)

1933

Jules Verlingue starts out in insurance

1946

His son, Jean-Yves Verlingue, develops the insurance business

1994

Jacques Verlingue takes over from his father

2012

The fourth generation, Audrey and Benjamin, join the business

The Adelaïde group’s sustained development in recent years is the result of a solid organic growth and external acquisitions in France and internationally.

1996

Creation of Génération

2007

Implementation in Great Britain with the acquisition of Finch (Manchester)

2014

Creation of Coverlife

2015

Creation of Génération Portugal in Lisbon

2016

Implementation in Switzerland with the acquisition of Advantis (Zurich)

2017

Acquisition of S&P Insurance in Switzerland (Luzern)

2018

Acquisition of ICB Group in Great Britain (London)

2019

Acquisition of MEEX in Switzerland (Berne)

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