Financial Services

Financial services represents over 5% of EU GDP and sits at the heart of every EU economy. Our investment focus is on market-leading businesses with strong management teams whom we can support to grow organically and through acquisition.

This is a dynamic and rapidly changing sector with attractive investment opportunities, especially for strong management teams. We are especially interested in certain business models: the separation of 'manufacturing' and 'distribution'; creation of specialised scalable platforms; outsourcing of non-core activities; and sophisticated IP-led businesses.

Bridgepoint has a strong network and experience of this sector's highly specific regulations, and track record and relevant expertise in delivering transactions.

We are particularly attracted to several sub-sectors:

  • Asset management - where there is strong growth from good performance and inflows, driven by demographic factors like an ageing and increasingly wealthy population, where businesses can gain market share and scale rapidly.
  • Asset gathering/wealth management - we look for scalable business models with wide distribution of product and control of funding flows and where customer reputation, trust and fiduciary responsibility are key to long-term relationships and business success.
  • Financial infrastructure, technology and services - where efficient, focused operators can make attractive margins as well as improving costs and service to customers. We are particularly attracted to payment processing, logistics management, back office operations and claims handling businesses.
  • Insurance - where there are excellent growth prospects in broking and underwriting through best in class analytics and customer service offers.
  • Consumer and specialist finance - where companies using proprietary IP can identify and penetrate customer niches that the general lenders find hard to reach and serve economically.

Juan Arteche

  • Senior Associate
  • Madrid
  • +34 91 702 24 90
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Carl de Vergie

  • Investment Director
  • Paris
  • +33 (0) 1 70 22 53 00
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Ignacio Egea

  • Associate
  • Madrid
  • +34 91 702 24 90
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Mika Herold

  • Director
  • Stockholm
  • +46 8 (0) 545 168 20
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Gwenaëlle Le Ho Daguzan

  • Director
  • Paris
  • +33 (0) 1 70 22 53 00
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William Paul

  • Partner, Head of Financial Services sector
  • London
  • +44 (0) 20 7034 3500
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James Reynolds

  • Director
  • London
  • +44 (0) 20 7034 3500
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Khai Tan

  • Chairman
  • Warsaw
  • +48 022 417 17 17
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Emma Watford

  • Partner, Head of Business Services sector
  • London
  • +44 (0) 20 7034 3500
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Charles Welham

  • Investment Director
  • London
  • +44 (0) 20 7034 3500
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