The Financial Services sector is estimated to contribute approximately £70 billion to the UK’s economy.
An increase in regulation is acting as a catalyst for smaller and owner-managed businesses to seek an exit to avoid the additional cost and time associated with the growing compliance burden. This helps to drive consolidation in the sector, as certain players seek to build scale, thereby creating improvements in commission rates and operational efficiencies.
Opportunities exist for specialist organisations to provide outsourced services within the financial services sector which allow companies to reduce their fixed cost base. This is linked to the ongoing turbulence within the sector.
We believe this sector represents a significant opportunity for M&A activity.
Gambit’s sector specialist team has extensive experience in this sector, particularly in respect of insurance broking, financial advisors and support services. Gambit has advised clients in the sector on disposals, acquisition strategies, management buy-outs and strategy.
To find out more about the work our Financial Services team undertakes, please email or call Geraint Rowe or Simon Williams:
Geraint Rowe – Partner
Email or call +44 (0) 845 643 5500 or +44 (0)789 992 8029
Simon Williams – Director
Email or call +44 (0) 845 643 5500 or +44 (0)751 532 9969