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Quayle Munro's financial services practice is well established with an unrivalled track record. The team has over 45 years’ combined experience and has worked together for the past 10 years.

We have completed more than 55 transactions worth more than US$24 billion over the last 15 years, including 26 in the last three years. Our work involves projects in the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere, and most of our transactions have had an international angle.

Our approach is different. Over many years we have dedicated ourselves to building deep and specialist knowledge of the underlying sectors and have built long-term relationships with industry participants. Our team has experience with a wide variety of transaction types and has advised through a number of economic cycles.

We achieve a high success rate due to our ability to set accurate and achievable goals, our customised management and our highly analytical approach, which ensures thorough preparation at the outset. 

Our experience includes achieving outcomes for both businesses and portfolios of assets. Sub-sectors of expertise include:

  • Credit and speciality finance, including in areas of:
    • Banks and building societies
    • Consumer credit including pawnbroking, rent-to-own and cards
    • Mortgages, corporate and SME lending
    • Other forms of alternative lending
    • Payments and foreign exchange
    • Receivables management and debt purchase
    • Credit broking and servicing
  • Insurance
    • Broking and distribution
    • General lines underwriting and life assurance
  • Asset and wealth management
  • Financial technology

Our clients range from entrepreneurial owned and managed businesses, mid-sized private and public companies, private equity and other funds, to larger banks and insurance companies.

To tap into our knowledge, please speak to one of our financial services team members, who will be delighted to share their insights with you.

* Transactions completed by team members prior to joining Quayle Munro

Mar 18

Advised Equistone on its upcoming acquisition of Small World

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Feb 18

Advised Lombard Risk Management plc on its sale to Vermeg Group N.V.

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Dec 17

Advised the shareholders of BlueStep Bank on its sale to EQT

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Nov 17

Advised Mars Capital on the sale of its UK and Irish mortgage servicing businesses to Arrow Global Group PLC

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Oct 17

Advised the shareholders of Dynamo Software on an investment by Francisco Partners

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Aug 17

Advised Neyber on its £21m Series C fundraising led by Wadhawan Global Capital

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Aug 17

Advised Marlin Bidco Limited on its cash offer for Shawbrook Group plc

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Jul 17

Advised Nostrum Group on its sale to Equiniti Group plc

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Jul 17

Advised the shareholders of Third Bridge on an investment by IK Investment Partners

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Jul 17

Advised funds managed by Oaktree on the merger of its portfolio company Bellpenny with Ascot Lloyd

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May 17

Advised shareholders, including EQT, on the €3.0 billion sale of Bureau van Dijk to Moody’s Corporation

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Mar 17

Advised FactSet on its acquisition of BISAM

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Mar 17

Advised Message Automation on its sale to Broadridge

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Nov 16

Advised the shareholders of Omni Capital Retail Finance on the sale to Castle Trust Capital plc

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Nov 16

Advised Dun & Bradstreet on the sale of its Benelux operations to Altares BV, a portfolio company of Naxicap Partners

Oct 16

Advised FXCM Inc. on its sale of DailyFX to IG Group

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Aug 16

Advised on the acquisition of GetBack

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Jul 16

Advised WeSwap on raising growth capital from Ascot Capital Partners

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Jun 16

Advised 4sight Financial Software on its sale to Broadridge

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May 16

Advised Pollen Street Capital on its sale of Target Group to Tech Mahindra 

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Apr 15

Advised Five Arrows Principal Investments on its acquisition of an interest in Pirum Systems Limited

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Mar 15

Advised the shareholders of Payzone on the sale of Payzone Ireland to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland*

Aug 14

Advised Pollen Street Capital (formerly SOF Investments) on the sale of Moneycorp to Bridgepoint*

Aug 14

Advised the shareholders of ULTIMO on its sale to B2 Holdings*

Aug 14

IPO of OneSavings Bank*

May 14

Advised Alchemy Partners on its acquisition of Hampshire Trust Bank*

Feb 14

Advised Duke Street and other shareholders of Marlin Financial on its sale to Cabot Credit Management*

Jan 14

Advised Succession on its majority investment by Inflexion Private Equity*

Jun 13

Advised Phoenix Equity Partners on the acquisition of Key Retirement Solutions*

May 13

Advised Encore Capital Group and JC Flowers on the acquisition of Cabot Credit Management*

Nov 12

Advised Secure Trust Bank on a placing in support of the acquisition of Everyday Loans from Alchemy Partners*

Oct 12

Advised Buy as you View on its sale to Rutland Partners*

Aug 12

Advised Springleaf Financial on the sale of the loan book of Ocean Finance to OneSavings Bank*

Aug 12

Advised Springleaf Financial on the sale of the business of Ocean Finance to Think Money*

Jun 12

Advised Invista Real Estate Investment Management on its sale to Palmer Capital*

May 12

Advised on debt financing for Vista's take private of Misys*

Mar 12

Advised the Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander estate on the sale of Singers Asset Finance to Shawbrook Bank*

Dec 11

Advised Bank of Ireland on the sale of Burdale to Wells Fargo*

Nov 11

Advised Virgin Group on the acquisition of Northern Rock plc by Virgin Money

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Nov 11

IPO of Secure Trust Bank*

Oct 11

Advised Bank of Ireland on its sale of a £1.2bn UK prime mortgage book to Nationwide Building Society*

Sep 11

Advised Aldermore Bank and AnaCap on capital raising*

Aug 11

Advised Capquest and its founders on the majority sale to TowerBrook Capital*

Jun 11

Advised Bank of Ireland on its sale of a £1.3bn UK consumer real estate loan book to Kennedy Wilson*

Jun 11

Advised Exponent Private Equity and management on the sale of Lowell to TDR Capital*

Jan 11

Advised on the sale of Norkom to BAE Systems*

Dec 10

Advised Chesnara on the acquisition of Save & Prosper*

Dec 10

Advisor on restructuring and recapitalisation of the Icelandic banking system*

Dec 10

Advised Icelandic Government on the creation of new Landsbanki and negotiation with creditors*

Aug 10

Advised the shareholders of Arete Consulting Limited on its sale to Euromoney Institutional Investor plc

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Aug 10

Advised Icelandic Government on the creation of Islandsbanki (previously Glitnir) and negotiation with creditors*

Apr 10

Advised the Virgin Group on a £100m investment by W L Ross & Co LLC in Virgin Money Holdings (UK) Ltd

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Feb 10

Advised the shareholders of Medley Global Advisors on its sale to the Financial Times

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Jan 10

Advised Virgin Money on its £12.3m takeover offer for Church House Trust Plc

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Aug 09

Advised Icelandic Government on the creation of the new Kaupthing and negotiation with creditors*

Jun 09

Advised Peter Simon and Honister Capital on the acquisition of the principal business assets of The Money Portal

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Jul 08

Advised Fortis on the sale of International Asset Management*

Apr 08

Advised Cabot Square Capital on the sale of Lowell to Exponent Private Equity*

Nov 07

Advised Domestic & General on its acquisition by Advent*

Nov 07

Advised the Duncton Group on a new warehouse facility and associated £65m equity fundraising

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Oct 07

Advised the controlling shareholder in relation to Soho China's £820m listing on the HK stock exchange

Jul 07

Advised Provident Financial on the demerger of International Personal Finance*

Jul 07

Advised the management of Bestinvest on the buyout by 3i*

Jun 07

Advised Thorn on the sale of BrightHouse to Vision Capital*

Jun 07

Advised the shareholders of Central Banking Publications on its acquisition by Incisive Media

Apr 07

Advised on the IPO of Xchanging LSE*

Apr 07

Advised the founders of Prime Rate Capital Management on raising equity to launch the company

Jan 07

Advised TRM on the sale of its UK ATM business to Notemachine*

Nov 06

Advised the founder of Ocean Finance on the sale to American General Finance (part of AIG, now Springleaf Financial)*

Oct 06

Advised AXA on the acquisition of Thunc Destini / Bluefin*

May 06

Advised on the IPO of H&T Group and subsequent placing*

Apr 06

Capital raising (£500m) for Paternoster, a company founded to acquire defined benefit pension schemes*

Mar 06

Advised Cofra on the sale of London Mortgage Company to Lehman Brothers*

Mar 06

Advised Arbuthnot Banking Group on placing an open offer and Rule 9 whitewash*

Dec 05

Advised on the creation of a strategic partnership between FF&P and Standard Chartered*

Feb 05

Advised on the sale of Riggs Bank to Bank Leumi*

Dec 04

Advised Abbey on the sale of Eole Finance to Credit Mutuel*

Nov 04

Advised Abbey on the sale of Abbey National France to BNP Paribas*

Feb 04

Advised Equistone and management on the buyout of Cabot Financial by Equistone and Vision Capital*

Dec 03

Advised Equistone on the sale of its shareholding in Preferred Mortgages to Lehman Brothers*

Dec 03

Advised Abbey on the sale of Royal Saint Georges Banque to GE Capital France*

Sep 03

Advised Abbey on the sale of Abbey National Italy to UniCredit Bancala Casa*

Jan 02

Advised SAV Credit on its initial capital raising*