Following a period of sustained acquisition success, Jensten has appointed Matthew Gibson as Group M&A Director. Gibson has 20 years’ experience in the broking sector in senior Finance and M&A roles, focusing solely on M&A since 2013. He was the M&A Director at Ethos Broking, and for the last 3 years has led on M&A at Ardonagh Advisory.
The appointment adds firepower to Jensten’s senior team and comes as the business prepares to announce further acquisition deals. Gibson will lead the group’s M&A strategy, which will see Jensten continue to acquire high-quality broking businesses, bolstering existing regional and specialist centres of excellence and creating new ones.
Ed Hannan, Jensten CFO, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Matthew to Jensten to lead our M&A strategy. His experience in the industry, approach to the acquisition process and proven track record of delivering deals make him the ideal person to take on this strategically important role. There are many opportunities to acquire great businesses. Matthew’s appointment is a sign of our confidence in the strength of our proposition to brokers and our ability to continue achieving deal success.”
Matthew Gibson added: “I’ve watched Jensten’s growth over the past few years with interest, and I am delighted to be joining a dynamic team at an exciting time for the business. Jensten has a strong track record of successful acquisitions and an ambitious strategy for future growth. I look forward to working with the existing team as we enter this next phase of acquisitive growth.”