FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ashcombe has substantial experience within financial services having completed a large number of transactions over the last 10 years with an aggregate value in excess of £9bn. We have particular experience in the following sub-sectors:

  • Banking and bank restructuring
  • Traditional specialty finance: credit cards, debt purchasing & credit management, secured/unsecured lending, and other types of commercial and speciality lending
  • “New” speciality finance: peer-to-peer lending, supply chain finance
  • Insurance & distribution: insurance broking, mutual insurance and selected non-Lloyds markets
  • Retail wealth management

We combine a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment and the economic drivers in each of these sectors with an extensive network of relationships in the UK and abroad.


Transaction History

Advised Non-Standard Finance on its acquisition of George Banco
2017

Advised Smart Pension on a Series B fundraise
2017

Advised Zopa on £32m equity funding round
2017


Advised Aldridge EDC Speciality Finance on its investment in DDM Holding AG
2017

Advised Castle Trust on its acquisition of Omni Capital Retail Finance
2016

Advised Asset Advantage on senior secured financing from Commerzbank AG
2016


Advised Exponent Private Equity on its acquisition of ENRA Group
2016

Advised Smart Pension on a Series A financing from Legal & General
2016

Advised Lowell GFKL Group on its acquisition of IS Group Management
2016


Advised Spring Ventures on its acquisition of IGF Invoice Finance
2016

Advised Gemini Consultants on sale of a UK mortgage portfolio
2016

Advised Paragon Group on its acquisition of Five Arrows Leasing Group
2015


Advised Lowell Group on a significant portfolio acquisition
2015

Advised OTPP on the sale of Lowell Group to GFKL
2015

Advised Rowan Dartington on its sale to St James's Place
2015  


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Advised Non-Standard Finance on its acquisition of S&U's Loansathome4u
2015

Advised Faccenda Investments on the sale of dlc to Cabot Credit Management
2015

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Corporate finance advice to Non-Standard Finance in relation to its IPO
2015


Advised HgCapital on its acquisition of A-Plan Insurance
2015

Advised Virgin Money on the sale of Church House Trust to Ocean Capital
2014

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Advised HFO Capital on the sale of £59m consumer loan portfolio
2014


Advised Capquest on its sale to Arrow Global
2014

Advised Provident Financial plc on its acquisition of Moneybarn
2014

Advised OTTP on its acquisition of a minority stake in Lowell Group
2014


Advised Spring Finance on its new debt facility
2014

Advised Montello Capital in relation to a £20m structured debt financing
2013

Advised Virgin Money on its acquisition of £1bn card portfolio from MBNA
2013


Advised Cabot Square Capital on the merger of Compello and MKDP
2012

Advised Virgin Group on Virgin Money's acquisition of Northern Rock
2011

Advised Towerbrook on its acquisition of Capquest
2011


Advised TDR Capital on its acquisition of Lowell Group
2011

Advised Virgin Money on its acquisition of IMS
2010

Advised Virgin Money on its acquisition of a 50% stake in VMSA from Absa
2010


Advised Virgin Money on its investment from
WL Ross
2010

Advised Virgin Money on its acquisition of Church House Trust
2010

Advised Virgin Money on its credit card partnership agreement with MBNA
2008


Advised Soho China on its IPO on the HKSE
2007

Advised Moneybarn on its capital raise from EAM and Rothschild
2007

Advised Prime Rate on its expansion capital raise from Matrix
2007


Advised Sparck Hypotheken on its debt and equity financing
2005