Simon Barrass

Senior Managing Director
Wealth & Asset Management

Simon Barrass

Simon Barrass is a Senior Managing Director, having joined Continuum in 2022. Simon is an M&A practitioner specialising in the financial services sector with a particular focus on insurance. 

He has over 17 years M&A experience, both as a managing director at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods since 2018, and prior to that at Deloitte, where he worked in Financial Institutions Group team in Corporate Finance Advisory from 2005 to 2018. From 2014 until 2018 Simon was an equity partner at Deloitte.

Simon has advised on over 50 M&A transactions, sellside, buyside and refinancing over his career, with a client portfolio covering private equity investors, corporates and privately held companies. He has advised on a number of the highest profile transactions in the insurance sector.

Prior to becoming an M&A specialist, Simon qualified as a chartered accountant in the corporate tax division of Deloitte (and previously Arthur Andersen before its U.K. operations were acquired by Deloitte). He is now a Fellow of the ICAEW.

Selected transactions

Advisor to Synectics Solutions on its investment from Synova Capital

Advisor to Titan on its investment from Parthenon Capital

Advisor to Superscript on its Series B capital raise

Advisor to Renasa on its sale to Telesure Investment Holdings

Advisor to DCL on its investment from CBPE Capital

Advisor to Innovation Broking on its sale to Aston Lark

Advisor to Ripe Insurance on its majority investment from Aquiline Capital Partners

Advisor to Further Global on its investment in Progeny

Advisor to PIB Group on its acquisition by funds advised by Apax Partners

Advisor to PIB Group on its acquisition of Barbon Insurance Group

Advisor to Further Global on its acquisition of AA (Ireland)

Advisor to Chill on its sale to Livingbridge

Advisor to Arachas on its sale to The Ardonagh Group

Advisor to Hugh J Boswell on its sale to Ethos Broking

Advisor to Oak Insurance Services on its sale to Zurich

Advisor to Business Insight on its sale to Verisk

Advisor to Capita plc on the sale of Capita Insurance Services to The Ardonagh Group

Includes certain transactions advised upon whilst at previous firms.

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