Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory In the Insurance Brokerage & Wealth Management Sector

Creating value for vendors and buyers

Whether you’re selling or buying, finding the right fit in the European financial services market is key. What you need is a profound understanding of market dynamics and comprehensive knowledge of the players. MarshBerry combines years of experience in buy-side and sell-side transactions in your sector, access to capital providers, and the data to substantiate decision-making to deliver your strategic objectives with a focus on maximising value.

Marshberry consultants are trusted mergers & acquisition advisors who guide insurance brokers, wealth management firms and private equity through successful transactions. With offices across Europe and beyond, you have a local advisor within reach. MarshBerry’s proprietary market intelligence solutions provide the insights needed to devise and implement growth plans for your firm as well as exit strategies. 

The MarshBerry team helps you:

  • Explore strategic options and define your long-term goals
  • Find the right fit, in terms of culture, market and, of course, value
  • Manage the end-to-end deal process, including valuation, due diligence, negotiations and raising debt and equity capital for buyers

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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.

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Michel Schaft
Managing Director
Olly Laughton-Scott
Managing Director
Armand Hoftijzer
Director
Jan Blumenthal
Independent Advisor
Renaud de Pressigny
General Manager
Michel Schaft
Managing Director

Michel Schaft joined MarshBerry in 2017 as an Independent Consultant and is currently Managing Director of MarshBerry.

Olly Laughton-Scott
Managing Director

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
Director

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.

Jan Blumenthal
Independent Advisor

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 de Pressigny
General Manager

Renaud joined MarshBerry in November 2022 and is primarily responsible for the servicing of French clients and operation of MarshBerry’s branch in France.

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