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.
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
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