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Insurance Brokerage Advisory
ACCELERATING SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIC JOURNEYS
The European insurance brokers landscape is highly fragmented. Thousands of players include global brokerage brands, large consolidators, and a significant number of small and medium firms. Operating in fields ranging from private and commercial lines to specialty insurance, they all share a drive to offer the best possible services to their clients and grow their business.
The combination of this diverse mix of businesses and forces like digitisation, changing regulations and consolidation, offers fascinating opportunities as well as challenges. MarshBerry advisors help you navigate these market complexities and achieve your long-term goals.
Clients benefit from MarshBerry’s ability to harness in-depth market intelligence, deep knowledge and experience of the European insurance distribution space, and access to capital providers to accelerate your strategic journey. Whether your strategy involves buying, selling or organic growth, MarshBerry is with you every step of the way, guiding you through all the stages of ownership.
The MarshBerry team helps you:
- Navigate M&A processes, managing transactions through to successful completion, including post-deal support
- Raise debt and equity capital to finance acquisitions and buy-outs
- Explore organic growth strategies and drive decision-making with strategic planning, market intelligence and peer-to-peer exchange
MarshBerry has expertise in advising:
- Property & casualty insurance brokers & agencies
- Specialty brokers
- Managing general agents (MGAs)
- Wholesale brokers
- Capacity providers
- Service providers
- Employee benefits advisory firms
- Broker consortia
- Online aggregators
Contact the Advisory Team
MarshBerry's team of advisors are thought leaders and experts in the insurance brokerage and financial services industries. As a client, your firm benefits from their combined hands-on experience and professional designations in finance, accounting and economics. No matter what your needs are, they have the understanding to craft a personalized solution.
As Managing Director of MarshBerry’s UK office, Olly spearheads efforts to help clients prepare, market and execute transactions by utilizing data rich insights and market perspectives to help them build, enhance and sustain value.
Olly founded IMAS Corporate Finance LLP in 1992 and was responsible for the development of IMAS-insight, IMAS’S central knowledge-based system. He was involved in the majority of IMAS’ transactions and is highly experienced in what makes for a successful transaction and making it happen.
Prior to his roles at MarshBerry and IMAS, he worked for Cazenove and Kleinwort Benson. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Anderson and has a degree in Economics from Exeter University.
Olly takes pride in building long-lasting relationships with decision-makers across the financial services sector based on his knowledge and insights.
Armand Hoftijzer helps real estate agents in the Netherlands and Europe further with their growth strategy. Since February 2021, he has been linking his expertise and experience to MarshBerry's methodologies and data.
As an independent consultant, Jan represents MarshBerry’s full spectrum of insurance brokerage and corporate finance advisory solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Prior to joining MarshBerry in May of 2023, Jan was general representative of Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. and Country Manager Germany and Austria for 12 years. Before that he was Member of the Management Board of Willis in Germany responsible for international business and Client management. Until 2000, Jan was with Aon Germany as Head of Client Services in the Frankfurt region.
From 1987 until 1991, he was Vice President of Joost & Preuss, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
He started his broking career in 1983 with the German Broker Joost & Preuss Group, which was later taken over by Jauch & Hübener.
Jans dominating skills are focusing on customer relations and international business development.
His role at MarshBerry is to develop the market and especially relations with the Broker community in the Dach Region.
Renaud joined MarshBerry in November 2022 and is primarily responsible for the servicing of French clients and operation of MarshBerry’s branch in France.