West Hill Corporate Finance

West Hill is an independent corporate finance advisory business led by a specialist team of experienced industry professionals

Over the years, the Partners of West Hill have advised a broad range of corporate clients, including some major NYSE and FTSE listed financial institutions in landmark transactions, as well as numerous growing small and mid-cap private and AIM listed companies operating across the financial services sector.

West Hill builds longevity through trust-based relationships and adds value to corporate clients, offering wide-ranging expertise and a large network of high-level connections.

The Company is wholly independent of any other organisation, which guarantees  completely objective advice.


Advising corporates for over 30 years

West Hill Corporate Finance is an FCA regulated independent corporate finance adviser that was established in 2003. The principals of West Hill have traditionally provided M&A and capital markets advice to financial institutions and have advised some household names in a variety of high profile transactions in UK and overseas insurance and financial services.

In recent years, the Company’s industry and geographic focus has been expanded so as to include IPOs and other capital raisings for companies in a wide array of sectors.

West Hill has provided advisory services to recognised names such as: BRIT, Apollo, Metro Bank, Canopius, Willis, Brewin Dolphin, Charles Stanley, Cathedral and Premium Credit.

Strategic and advisory services include:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Alliances & joint ventures
  • Public offers, take-privates
  • LBOs, MBOs, MBIs
  • Bid defence: planning and advice
  • Metro Bank Small Logo
  • Macau Property Opportunities Fund Text Logo
  • Premium Credit Grey Logo
  • Willis Text Logo
  • Charles Stanley Wealth Managers Logo
  • Sompo Canopius Logo
  • Brit Insurance Logo
  • Brewin Dolphin Logo
  • Cathedral Corporation Logo
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The Partners of West Hill Corporate Finance have substantial experience in advising corporates in a wide array of transactions and have a first-class reputation for providing top quality analysis and advice.

  • Small, tightly focussed and experienced team
  • Thorough research and analysis that results in exceptional service, ideas and advice
  • Credible connections and outstanding execution

Examples of some of our public deals

1 £900m AQUISITION of Brit Insurance by Apollo and CVC
2 £105m IPO of Macau Property Opportunities Fund
3 €448m DELISTING from Nasdaq of Eurotrust and re-admission to AIM
4 £75m Private placing for Metro bank
5 £108m SALE of Premium Credit by Electra Partners
6 £60m IPO of Crystal Amber Fund
7 £164m AQUISITION of Omega Insurance by Canopius Group
8 £40m IPO of Windar Photonics
9 £113m AQUISITION of Cathedral Capital by Alchemy Partners
10 £22m IPO of Japan Leisure Hotels

Our Experience

Andrew Galloway, Alan Richards and Edward Williams collectively have over 70 years' experience in the financial sector. The partners are supported by a team of skilled professionals.


Experienced corporate financiers

The significant network and connections that have been built up as a direct result of this experience provides access to a wide array of opportunities, including large transactions but also small and medium sized companies that on occasion may look to raise growth capital and are led by credible management teams that are known to us.

While focussed on insurance and financial services, West Hill has also acted for companies in many other sectors. Core services include advising on Mergers and Acquisitions, Disposals, MBOs/MBIs, IPO advice and both public and private equity raisings.


A relationship based approach