Duncan Buck

Senior Managing Director

Duncan Buck

Duncan Buck is a Senior Managing Director, having joined Continuum in April 2024 from Fenchurch Advisory Partners. Duncan has over 25 years M&A experience, including being a founder of Lexicon Partners in 2000. Following the sale of Lexicon Partners to Evercore in 2011, Duncan moved from Evercore to Fenchurch Advisory Partners where he was a Senior Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman. Prior to founding Lexicon Partners, Duncan commenced his M&A career at The Phoenix Partnership which was acquired by Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in 1997.

Before specialising in M&A, Duncan worked at Arthur Andersen for 5 years in the Financial Markets and Business Consulting divisions. Duncan has a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter and is a Chartered Accountant.

Duncan is responsible for originating and leading transactions across the financial services sector, with a particular focus on insurance. Duncan is a highly experienced strategic board adviser with a track record of over 100 public and private M&A and refinancing transactions.

Selected transactions

Advisor to Hodge Group on the sale of its life insurance business to Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA)

Advisor to Co-op Group on the sale of its insurance business to Markerstudy and agreement of a 13 year distribution agreement

Advisor to Hastings Group plc on the recommended cash offer from consortium of Sampo and RMI

Advisor to Saga on the sale of its specialist motorcycle insurance broker Bennetts to Ardonagh

Advisor to Clear Group on its investment from ECI Partners

Includes certain transactions advised upon whilst at previous firms.

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