Continuum Financial Services M&A Advisory Strengthens with Appointment of Two Experienced Dealmakers Amidst Rapid Expansion

Continuum Advisory Partners, an independent corporate advisory firm, has announced the hiring of two new Senior Managing Directors to its 35-person team. Duncan Buck from Fenchurch Advisory Partners and Andrew Gould from Deloitte will join the firm in early and H1 2024 respectively.

Duncan Buck brings over 25 years of M&A experience, with a focus on the insurance sector. During his time at Fenchurch Advisory Partners, he was a Senior Managing Director and Vice Chairman. Prior to that, he was a founder of Lexicon Partners, which he helped build from 2000 to 2011 when the business was sold to Evercore.

Andrew Gould has 20 years’ experience in financial services banking, having advised on M&A and fund-raising for the personal, commercial and specialty lines insurance markets. He joins from Deloitte’s London office, where he was a Partner.

The two have collectively advised on over 150 M&A transactions for corporate clients, entrepreneurs, private equity and other institutional investors based in the UK and internationally.

Garth Hackshall, one of Continuum’s founding partners and CEO, said: “We see tremendous opportunity to grow and continue hiring top talent. Our successes, including our ability to attract the sector’s best advisors, show that the market is ready for something different: an independent advisory firm focused solely on the best client outcomes delivered with trust, independent thought and integrity. Duncan and Andrew fit our ethos of winning the right way, and we’re excited to work with them.”

Continuum Advisory Partners have had a successful year, having advised on several landmark insurance and wealth management deals, such as exclusive financial advisor to Markerstudy Group Holdings on its merger with Atlanta Group, Ardonagh’s personal lines broking business, and exclusive financial advisor to Correlation on the sale of Animal Friends Insurance to Pinnacle Pet Group. They were also the lead financial advisor to Titan Wealth Holdings on its investment from Parthenon Capital.

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