ALJ Consulting Ltd

UK & US Offices

M & A Advisory

A boutique, off-market M&A advisory practice, ALJ work mainly on sell-side. However, we are also retained by a number of buy-side companies. Being sector agnostic, if we are confident that we can source a buyer for our client, we are happy to take on a mandate.

ALJ have established an outstanding reputation for assisting businesses who are thinking about how they might sell their business, and how to find the right buyer.

We don't run processes. The majority of our time is spent in the market, working with potential buyers, to understand the type of businesses they are looking for. With the appetite amongst buyers changing monthly, the time invested with buyers is well spent.

What Matters To Us

Ethics, and an unrelenting focus on honesty and integrity, underpin everything we do. We tell it as it is. Sometimes that makes for difficult conversations, but we have built a reputation where we know that the PE, VC and trade markets trust us. We will never deviate from this path, even if it means losing business.

The ALJ Engine

The Team

Glenn Hirchfield (he/him)

Glenn has worked within financial services for over 30 years, and has built an enviable network of senior and influential contacts. Glenn has significant Sales & Distribution experience, from his time at AIG...

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Michelle Hirchfield (she/her)

Michelle has worked within the financial services industry for over 15 years, and during this time established, and sold, a number of her own businesses in Germany, specalising in Insurance, Travel & Technology...

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John Mather

John has held senior underwriting positions with AIG, Ace, and Aon, as well as being the CEO of a UK based insurer. Most recently, he was Underwriting Director for ForcesFirst. He has established a first-class...

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Nick Thomas

Nick is an economics graduate with over 25 years corporate insurance broking experience. After a number of years as a highly successful sales producer, he moved into regional and then national sales leadership roles...

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Duncan Parker

Duncan has a unique academic and professional background, in the third sector, and the commercial world. Duncan’s previous appointments include Director of International Development for one of the worlds largest...

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Scott Carr

Scott is an experienced finance professional with a first class track record designing and implementing business & technology change. He has worked in financial services for over 20 years...

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What Our Clients Say

Peter Cullum, Chairman, MVP

"Glenn and his team have many years experience advising insurance brokers, who benefit from expert, impartial advice, to help ensure their decision making process, and subsequent negotiations proceed with confidence. At Minority Venture Partners (MVP) (, we have worked successfully with Glenn, who has helped guide brokers to make clear, informed decisions quicker and easier, leading to the successful outcome they desired."

Neil Bresler, MD, Cherish Insurance Brokers Ltd

"I can't say enough good things about the quality of this company. Highly, highly recommend using them!"

Dave Clapp, CEO, County Insurance Group

"We worked with Glenn looking at various options enabling some of our shareholders to exit. It was paramount we remained in control to drive the business forward. Glenn worked with us from concept, through to conclusion, and was a key conduit in the whole process. Very impressed with the service, advice, hard work and dedication shown by him throughout - I would thoroughly recommend his services."