Case Studies

The co-founder of West Hill Corporate Finance, Andrew Galloway, originally led the formation of HSBC’s Financial Institutions team, which he headed up for several years. West Hill and its principals have advised on transactions with a combined value of over £20 billion, including some high profile transactions in the financial services sector as well as some smaller capital raisings for various technology and insurance companies. These include:

  • M&A and equity raising transactions involving Lloyd’s of London insurers, such as Brit, Canopius, Omega, Cathedral, LIMIT and Equity.

  • M&A involving non-life insurance brokers, including the KKR sponsored $1.7bn acquisition of Willis which remains one of the largest public to private offers in UK Financial services.

  • Numerous banking M&A and capital raising transactions, including a role in raising the initial £75m equity for Metrobank, the UK’s first high street bank for over 100 years.

  • Transactions in the life & pensions sector, including acting for businesses such as Royal Liver and certain IFAs.

  • Advising corporates such as Brewin Dolphin in the ‘Other financials” space

  • £5m Pre-IPO offer for Windar Photonics PLC (Provider of LIDAR sensors for wind turbine manufacturers, wind park operators and energy companies).

  • £1m equity and debt issue for Quotall Ltd which offers an innovative price comparison software solution for e-trading commercial lines of insurance.

  • £2.25m debt and equity issue for a specialist insurance business established to acquire non-life insurance companies in run-off.

  • £4m funding for Fleet Mortgages, an innovative mortgage business working directly with a large UK based fund manager.

  • £5m funding for OfficeServe, a FoodTech, e-commerce platform for the provision of delivered food services.

  • £2m funding for Coastal Marine Asia Holdings Ltd, an independent Lloyd’s managing gereral agent and reinsurance broker focussing on brown water vessels in South East Asia.

  • £3m funding for UniBio International, a company with patented fermentation technology to produce a high quality single cell protein fron natural gas.

  • £1.6m funding for Pardus Holdings Ltd, a Lloyd’s MGA offering niche lines in US SME property, trucking, forestry and health.

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The principals of West Hill Capital have carried out in the order of 100 fundings for smaller businesses throughout the UK and abroad encompassing financial services, manufacturing, natural resources, software, biotechnology and hospitality through a variety of different debt and equity structures.

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