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Lonsdale Capital Partners, the private equity firm founded by Alan Dargan, Ross Finegan and David Gasparro, has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in EMCAS Ltd, one of the leading UK financial claims management companies.

In its first deal since it launched at the beginning of 2010, Lonsdale will support the EMCAS management team led by Craig Bernhardt (CEO) and James Scarth (CFO). Investors in the deal include Souter Investments.

In addition, Lonsdale announced the appointment of a new EMCAS Non-Executive Chairman, David White, who was until recently CEO of The Children’s Mutual.  The appointment takes place with immediate effect.