MarshBerry snaps up leading UK M&A advisory firm

Strategic move bolsters acquirer's presence across Western Europe

MarshBerry snaps up leading UK M&A advisory firm

MarshBerry – a global M&A advisory firm for insurance brokers and wealth management firms – has today announced its acquisition of IMAS Corporate Finance LLP (IMAS).

A leading M&A advisory firm in the UK insurance and wealth segments, IMAS has been owned by its partners since 1992. Under the closing terms of the deal, the partners will become part of MarshBerry as leaders, advisors and stockholders.

In a Press release, MarshBerry highlighted that the partnership expands its global reach – with the firm now operating out of regional offices across the US, the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK.

Commenting on the deal, John Wepler, MarshBerry chairman & CEO said the strategic move aligns closely with MarshBerry’s growth strategy of enhancing its portfolio of global client solutions.

“By joining forces with IMAS, we are combining our strengths and expertise in data rich insights and market perspectives to create a powerhouse of M&A advisory services in the industry," he said. “Together, we will forge new paths, drive unparalleled value for our clients, and cement our position as a market leader in the UK and across Europe. This acquisition underscores our commitment to driving sustainable growth and delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients and stakeholders."

IMAS founding partner Olly Laughton-Scott said the deal validates the effectiveness of IMAS’ approach to working with clients and also presents a powerful opportunity for its clients in terms of the value the advisory firm can create for them.

He added: "MarshBerry recognizes the strength of our operations and the innovative approach that has defined our success thus far while adding unparalled access to US and EU based international investors, new resources and services and a strong market position all of which we can bring to our insurance and wealth management clients. We are confident that combining our proven processes and collective expertise will result in an even more robust and competitive entity, poised for remarkable growth and success."

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