About Us

About Us

Gazelle was founded in 1996 by Simon Willes as an FCA regulated specialist corporate finance firm with a successful track record advising on M&A transactions and debt restructuring. Led by Paul Thornton OBE, Gazelle Pensions Advisory was one of the first firms to provide covenant assessment following the Pensions Act 2004.

In 2012 Gazelle started development of an integrated risk model for DB pension schemes which resulted in Gazelle’s Mousetrap integrated risk model becoming the first commercially available IRM model.

In 2016 and 2017 Gazelle was retained by the PLSA DB Task force to provide integrated risk modelling and associated input for the PLSA DB Task Force Reports. The Mousetrap model was also referred to in the 2016 DWP Green Paper on DB Pensions. These and associated articles and papers can be accessed below.

Articles and papers


Carillion (DB) Pension Covenant Report (Stage 1)
Carillion covenant report published by the UK Work and Pensions Select Committee

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Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association DB Task Force modelling

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DB Taskforce Interim Report
October 2016 DB Taskforce Interim Report

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