Why Fenchurch

Pure Advice

We have a unique model: providing expert strategic and corporate finance advice to clients in the complex, regulated financial services sector. This is our only business.

Senior Engagement

Our team is led by senior bankers who have decades of experience and are “hands-on” in 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. Our well-connected senior bankers and industrial-scale capabilities allow us to introduce relevant ideas and opportunities at an early stage.

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 inquisitive nature means that we support our clients to challenge the industrial, strategic, financial, operational and regulatory parameters involved in each assignment. We support clients in concluding not to undertake transactions as well as in proceeding. Discretion is at the heart of our business, enabling our clients to maximise tactical and commercial advantage.

Our Clients

We operate a resolutely client-led business model, built around providing high quality advice and execution to the largest, most sophisticated financial institutions and sponsors.

Coverage Across Financial Services Sub-Sectors

We deliver exceptional market insight, relationships and access across the financial services industry.

A Complete Advisory Offering

Our combination of deep expertise across financial services and accomplished senior team, enables us to provide a full spectrum of expert advice to clients, across capital markets, transaction-related advice and shareholder matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Supporting long-term clients with expert independent advice, quality execution and sector connectivity.

Record of achieving sector high watermarks.
Sector connectivity / expertise enables the provision of thoughtful evaluation of targets, to initiate discussions and to provide appropriate financial and structuring advice.
Highly experienced in advising on complex mergers.

Capital Markets

Providing expert advice across the capital structure, including equity and debt, in public and private markets.

Highly experienced in providing Takeover Code advice.

Experienced in advising on a broad spectrum of transaction structures including rights issues, placing & open offers and IPOs.
Significant expertise in private equity fundraising, including relationships with global private equity, pension funds and other permanent capital investors.
Broader considerations such as regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, shareholder / regulator focus, implications for dividends and other capital distributions.
Experienced adviser on a transactional and non-transactional basis on appropriateness of different forms of debt within the capital structure, working alongside underwriting / issuance banks to ensure the best execution for our clients.

Shareholder Matters

Acting as retained public markets and defence advisor for blue-chip listed financial services clients.

Working alongside your incumbent investor relations advisers to position the equity story at each set of your results / investor days and on transactions.

Extensive experience in advising listed companies regarding unsolicited approaches.

The Fenchurch team has advised clients on some of the most high-profile activism defences.
In an evolving regulatory and governance environment it is important to ensure that the broader topics stakeholders are focused on are also addressed.

Significant Recent Transactions

Fenchurch has built a reputation as the long-term trusted adviser to blue-chip clients across the financial services industry, having advised on some of the highest profile and most complex transactions of the last 20 years.

£1.2 billion

Advising Ardonagh on the merger of its UK personal lines business, Atlanta, with Markerstudy.

£839 million

Advised Investec on the all-share combination of Investec Wealth & Investment UK and Rathbones.

£6 billion

Advising Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of the Scottish Widows £6bn bulk annuity business to Rothesay.

£3.24 billion

Advised Standard Life Aberdeen on the sale of its insurance business and long-term strategic partnership with Phoenix Group.

c.€660 million

Advising AXA on the sale of a closed life and pensions portfolio in Germany to Athora.

£1.49 billion

Advised J.C. Flowers on the sale of interactive investor to abrdn.


Advised AlbaCore Capital on the sale of a majority stake to First Sentier Investors.

£1.7 billion

Advised Hastings on the recommended cash offer from a consortium of Sampo and RMI.

£410 million

Advised Numis Corporation Plc on the recommended cash offer from Deutsche Bank.

Up to £637 million

Advised Greencoat Capital on its sale to Schroders.

£242 million

Advised Legal & General on the sale of its general insurance business to Allianz.

£375 million

Advised Sun Life Financial on the acquisition of a majority stake in InfraRed Capital Partners.



2022 – Winner

“Best Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Firm 2022 – UK”

2022 – Winner

“Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – United Kingdom”

2016 – Winner

“M&A Advisory Firm of the Year”

2015 – Winner

“Financial News Asset Management M&A Deal of the Year”

2013 – Winner

“Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – UK”

2012 – Winner

“Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – UK”

2011 – Winner

“Independent Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – UK”

2011 – Winner

“Financial Services Adviser of the Year”

2010 – Winner

“Mid-Market Deal of the Year”

2005 – Winner

“Newcomer of the Year”


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