PGD Strategy

Specialist Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultants

“Peter Droussiotis is an accomplished and results-oriented M & A advisor and transactional project manager.”

Bronek Masojada, Chair, SiriusPoint and former CEO, Hiscox

“Peter Droussiotis understands 'people’, he quickly identifies their needs and brings benefit to all, that's Peter.”

Robby Sukhdeo BEM, Founder and Owner, Pavilion Sports and Cafe

“PGD Strategy’s strategic insights and extensive networks enabled us to develop new partnerships and distribution capabilities.”

Rob Isaacs, CEO, Union Income Benefit Holdings Ltd

“PGD Strategy provided excellent value for money in helping us promote and negotiate the sale of our business.”

Nigel Hucknall, formerly CEO & principal shareholder, Brooks Braithwaite (Sussex) Ltd

“Peter Droussiotis’s analytical and disciplined approach to corporate finance has been a hallmark of PGD Strategy’s success.”

Mark Hvidsten, Vice-Chairman, Willis Re Inc.

“PGD Strategy’s excellent strategic advice and transaction execution capabilities are equalled by the integrity of its team.”

Nick Heys, CEO, Artex Risk Solutions (International)

“PGD Strategy has a wealth of knowledge and a huge diversity of connections in the Lloyd’s and international insurance markets.”

Marc van der Veer, CEO European Ventures, Nexus Group

“PGD Strategy originated and helped us complete our first strategic acquisition for Thistle, our insurance distribution platform.”

Dominic Burke, Former CEO, Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group plc and Former Vice-Chairman, Marsh & Mclennan Cos Inc., now Independent Director, St. James's Place plc.

“PGD Strategy was instrumental in bringing out a shared vision which helped us to progress the development of our group.”

Richard Tee, CEO, Avantis Group

“PGD Strategy possesses deep knowledge of the insurance industry and of the key drivers that are essential for successful deal-making.”

James Gerry, Chairman, GB Underwriting and Chairman, MX Underwriting

PGD Strategy Team

PGD Strategy directors possess an outstanding skills set and a wealth of experience and have an in-depth knowledge of the financial services, insurance and reinsurance sectors in which we specialise.

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Who we are

Peter Droussiotis: Founding Director

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Prior to founding PGD Strategy in 1999, Peter served as a Corporate Finance Director with Price Waterhouse, now PwC, specialising in strategy consulting and mergers and acquisitions in the financial services and insurance sectors.

He previously held senior positions as Group Corporate Development Director and a member of the Senior Management Group at the Minet Group, now part of Aon, a global insurance broking and risk advisory organisation, with responsibility for corporate finance activities worldwide. He also served as a senior legal adviser to the Minet Group specialising in transactional work and as a director of several key Minet subsidiaries. Peter's experience includes positions as a senior corporate finance executive with Credit Suisse's stockbroking arm in London and as an employed barrister at Lloyd's of London. Peter has previously managed an investment budget in excess of £500m in today's money (2024) and has personally completed numerous domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions of varying sizes involving hundreds of millions of pounds of capital expenditure; he has also been a pivotal member of teams engaged in multi-billion pound, complex cross-border deals.

He has previously served for a period of four years as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of PE-backed Sequel Business Solutions Ltd, the City-based premier insurance and reinsurance sector software specialist provider which was sold to Verisk by HG Capital in September 2017 for £250m and has now rebranded as Verisk Specialty. He has also served as Non-Executive Chairman of Guernsey-headquartered Heritage Group, a leading independent provider of specialist insurance and financial services to clients around the world, which he helped navigate through a period of change and restructure.

Peter has an LL.B (Law & Politics) Honours degree from the University of Birmingham and is a barrister by training.

His volunteering work incudes being Chairman of the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council, a strategic body promoting innovation networks and trade between the UK and Cyprus, which he helped found in December 2013, and also Chairman of the Cyprus Environment Foundation, part of the Conservation Collective, a UK-headquartered global network of local foundations funding effective grass-roots conservation initiatives to protect the environment, restore nature and safeguard against climate change.

Peter had also been Chairman of the Friends of Albert Road Recreation Ground (renamed Oliver R. Tambo Recreation Ground), an award-winning sports and tennis facility in North London, from 2001 to 2016. He previously served in an elected voluntary capacity as President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, representing the largest Cypriot diaspora, for 8 years, until his term expired in June 2015. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and speaks Greek.

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ABOUT US

PGD Strategy is an independent corporate finance advisory and strategy consulting firm based in London, England.

PGD Strategy is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority.

CONTACT US

PGD Strategy Limited
124 City Road
London, EC1V 2NX
United Kingdom
T:  + 44 (0) 20 8826 0295
Contact: Peter Droussiotis
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