We have a unique model: providing expert strategic and corporate finance advice to our clients in the financial services sector. This is our only business.
Our team is led by senior bankers who have decades of experience and are “hands-on” in the their approach with a relentless focus on meeting our clients’ objectives.
Connectivity in Financial Services
Financial services is becoming increasingly inter-connected. Our expertise across all financial services sectors allows us to have a multi-dimensional approach and deliver creative yet realistic solutions for our clients.
Complex Problem Solving
Our professionals are amongst the brightest and most experienced in the industry and thrive on providing expert perspectives to help clients address the most complex strategic issues. We are deeply analytical and fact based, supporting our judgement and advice with rigorous financial analysis.
Proactive, Pragmatic and Discreet
Our well-connected senior bankers and industrial scale capabilities allow us to introduce relevant ideas and opportunities at an early stage. Our inquisitive nature means that we support our clients to challenge the industrial, strategic, financial, operational and regulatory parameters involved in each assignment. Quite often, we support our clients in concluding not to undertake certain transactions. Our ability to do this at an early stage saves precious management time and avoids unnecessary costs. Discretion is at the heart of our business, enabling our clients to maximise tactical and commercial advantage.
“We offer clients a powerful cocktail of discreet, trusted relationship based advice combined with first class corporate finance execution. This has enabled us to secure repeat business from some of the largest and most sophisticated financial institutions who are heavily solicited by our much larger and better known competitors.”
Senior Managing Director
“Our client proposition has at its heart senior bankers deeply involved in leading M&A transactions, working with discretion and enthusiasm. This is facilitated by our pure and simple business model where every client is special. The Fenchurch business is not managed by ratios and productivity per head. Our internal criterion for measuring success is the satisfaction level of our clients and their public and private endorsement of Fenchurch.”
“Our expertise and capabilities are proven and relevant in the UK and internationally. We have initiated and executed numerous cross border transactions which are a testament to our global sector perspectives and diverse team.”
Senior Managing Director
“Our sector expertise and connectivity means that our clients benefit from our strategic insights as well as our deep understanding of a rapidly changing regulatory environment. M&A in financial services needs to be highly sensitive to the complex regulatory and capital impact of transactions, which means that our clients need our expert support in debt and equity capital instruments and markets.”
Senior Managing Director
Advised LV= on the sale of its remaining 51% stake in LV= General Insurance to Allianz.
Advised the Co-operative Group on the sale of its insurance underwriting business to Markerstudy and agreement of a 13-year distribution agreement for home and motor insurance.
Advised Hermes Investment Management on the sale of a 60% stake to Federated Investors.
Advised The Ardonagh Group on its group refinancing including a combination of both private and public instruments.
Advising Embark Group on its sale to Lloyds Banking Group plc.
Advised Standard Life Aberdeen on the sale of its insurance business and long-term strategic partnership with Phoenix Group.
Advised Legal & General on the sale of its general insurance business to Allianz.
Advised Standard Life plc on its recommended all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management plc.
Advised Groupe BPCE on the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in Oney Bank and entering into a long term strategic partnership.
Advised Hastings Group plc on the recommended cash offer from a consortium of Sampo and RMI.
Advising LV= on its sponsored demutualisation and the sale of its savings and retirement and protection businesses to Bain Capital.
Advised Swiss Re on the sale of ReAssure to Phoenix Group.
Advising IG Group on its acquisition of tastytrade, Inc.
Advised Jupiter Fund Management on the acquisition of Merian Global Investors.
Advised L&G on the sale of Cofunds to Aegon.
Advising Groupe BPCE on its public tender offer to the minority shareholders of Natixis.
Advised Investec on the demerger of its Asset Management business (rebranding to Ninety One).
United Kingdom & South Africa
Advised Sun Life Financial on the acquisition of a majority stake in InfraRed Capital Partners.
Advised Premier Asset Management on its recommended all-share merger with Miton Group.