Ashcombe has substantial experience within financial services having completed a large number of transactions over with an aggregate value of over £3bn over the last 10 years. 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


New debt facility for Spring Finance

Acquisition of Moneybarn by Provident Financial

Acquisition of minority stake in Lowell by OTTP

Ashcombe has deep experience of consumer businesses having completed numerous transactions worth over £1.5bn over the last 10 years across the following sub-sectors:-

  • Retail

  • Leisure

  • Restaurants

  • Health & Fitness

  • Travel

  • Online

  • Education

The work Ashcombe has done in a number of niches within the wider consumer sector means that it has formed strong relationships and a deep understanding of the relevant industry trends. We are therefore in a position to give our clients the benefit of this market knowledge. 


New debt facility for Spring Finance

New debt facility for Spring Finance


New debt facility for Spring Finance

Ashcombe has completed multiple transactions in the media & technology sector over the last 10 years, borne out of certain key long term relationships and our other sector focuses. We have particularly strong relationships with a number of tech businesses which we have supported from an early stage, on occasion taking an equity stake. Whilst our work with technology companies covers a broad range of sub sectors, our work has included the following:

  • Ticketing
  • Property
  • Online communities
  • SaaS businesses
  • Media and publishing

From our experience of these technology businesses we are able to advise clients on the importance of certain key drivers in delivering premium valuations for the businesses concerned. 


Series A financing from Balderton


Acquisition of Score Communication

Ongoing strategic & financial advice to The Learning Clinic