Since formation, we have acted on some of the most complex transactions in the industry and demonstrated a sure touch in delivering success irrespective of market conditions.
We develop long-term trusted advisory relationships with our clients, supporting them throughout cycles in identifying and pursuing strategic alternatives. Our senior team is dedicated to every client assignment, fully committed to discretely providing the highest calibre of service, industry expertise and insight.
Our deep understanding of financial services and its inter-connectivity enhances our ability to execute M&A transactions for our clients – this is the foundation of our client proposition.
Our team of senior bankers is highly experienced and has worked together for more than two decades. We have managed to keep everyone challenged and maintain a simple business model. There is a tremendous amount of camaraderie within our team and we always operate as one business with a single agenda: to help our clients solve their strategic issues and exploit opportunities. This is facilitated by the full alignment of our business model with our clients’ interests.
Our firm is independently-managed with a partnership culture. Our track record of taking a long-term and independent view on behalf of our clients has meant that we have been privileged to secure an exceptional amount of repeat business.
As of June 2018, Fenchurch is an independently-managed affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE.
“I am privileged to lead a stable group of immensely talented bankers who have built Fenchurch with exceptional teamwork. The firm has developed an excellent reputation and is well positioned to continue to reinforce our unique position as the only specialist independent adviser dedicated to financial services with an industrial scale sector capability.”
Founder and Chief Executive
Advised Groupe BPCE on the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in Oney Bank and entering into a long term strategic partnership.
Advised L&G on the sale of Cofunds to Aegon.
Advised Sun Life Financial on the acquisition of a majority stake in InfraRed Capital Partners.
Advised The Ardonagh Group on its group refinancing including a combination of both private and public instruments.
Advised Premier Asset Management on its recommended all-share merger with Miton Group.
Advising Sun Life Financial on the sale of Sun Life UK and long-term strategic partnership with Phoenix Group.
Advised Standard Life Aberdeen on the sale of its insurance business and long-term strategic partnership with Phoenix Group.
Advising Nordic Capital on the acquisition of Ascot Lloyd.
Advised Hermes Investment Management on the sale of a 60% stake to Federated Investors.
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.
Advising Groupe BPCE on the acquisition of leasing group Eurolocatique by BPCE Lease.
Advised IG Group on its acquisition of tastytrade, Inc.
Advised LV= on the sale of its remaining 51% stake in LV= General Insurance to Allianz.
Advised Standard Life plc on its recommended all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management plc.
Advising Epiris and Nucleus on the sale of a majority stake in Nucleus to HPS.
Advised Investec on the demerger of its Asset Management business (rebranding to Ninety One).
United Kingdom & South Africa
Advised Swiss Re on the sale of ReAssure to Phoenix Group.
Advised Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK on the acquisition of Punter Southall Wealth.
Advised R&Q on the successful defence against shareholder Phoenix Asset Management Partners’ attempt to requisition management changes.
Advised Fluent Money Group on the sale of a 75% stake in the Group to Mortgage Advice Bureau.
Advised Groupe BPCE on its public tender offer to the minority shareholders of Natixis.
Advised Jupiter Fund Management on the acquisition of Merian Global Investors.
Advised Hastings Group plc on the recommended cash offer from a consortium of Sampo and RMI.
Advising AXA on the sale of a closed life and pensions portfolio in Germany to Athora.
Advising Cinven on its acquisition of International Financial Group Limited.
Advised Legal & General on the sale of its general insurance business to Allianz.
Advising CNP Assurances on the sale of its Spanish life insurance subsidiary, CNP Partners, to Mediterráneo Vida.
Advised BGL Group on the sale of its insurance distribution business, BGLi to the Markerstudy Group.
Advised Embark Group on its sale to Lloyds Banking Group plc.
Advised AÉSIO mutuelle on the sale of its minority stake in Mutex to Groupe VYV.
Advised J.C. Flowers on the sale of interactive investor to abrdn.
Advising Curtis Banks Group plc on the recommended cash offer from Nucleus.