Speakers

Neale Broadhead

CVC

Neale Broadhead

Partner

Neale Broadhead, Partner joined CVC in February 2014. Neale is head of CVC Credit’s European Direct Lending business and is based in London. He has been responsible for leading 150+ management buyouts in his career, having worked in both London and New York. Prior to this, he worked at Lloyds Banking Group as Managing Director and Head of Mid-Market Acquisition Finance, which he founded in 2004 and also was a member of the Board Investment Committee as well as the IC for Acquisition Finance.

Previously he worked as Executive Director and Originator at BNP Paribas arranging and underwriting mid-market debt facilities in the UK and Europe. Prior to this, he worked at The Industrial Bank of Japan and with NatWest Markets. Neale holds a BSc (Hons) in Economic History.

Philip Edmans

Inflexion Private Equity

Philip Edmans

Partner

Philip is a Partner within the Investment team at Inflexion Private Equity and leads the firm’s debt financing strategy and lending relationships, supporting new investments and the existing Inflexion portfolio. Philip led the investments in Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, Scott Dunn and Vivona Brands, and worked on the dual fundraising of Enterprise Fund IV and Supplemental Fund IV in 2016, as well as the raising of the 2012 Co-Investment Fund. Philip started his career in PwC’s corporate finance team, moving to corporate finance boutique, Gleacher Shacklock, before joining Inflexion in 2010.

Claire Harwood

Pemira Credit

Claire Harwood

Managing Director

Claire joined Permira Credit in September 2017. She is responsible for leading the origination and execution of new investment opportunities for Permira Credit’s direct lending funds.

Prior to joining Permira Credit, Claire spent four years at HIG WhiteHorse. Before that she held positions at Hawkpoint Partners, Societe Generale and Barclays.

Jon Hughes

IGF

Jon Hughes

Director

Jon was a member of the PE backed MBI team that acquired IGF in 2016. A main board Director, he has been integral to growing the business 10x since the acquisition and now leads business development int London.

Jon has more than 30 years’ experience in Asset Based Lending, invoice finance and asset finance for mid-market customers. During his career, he has worked for NMB Heller, GE Capital and, latterly, RBS Corporate ABL. He has been involved in deals of all sizes and degrees of complexity in the UK and also spent time working in the US.

Rahmin Maali

Preqin

Rahmin Maali

VP, Market Leader

Rahmin Maali is the Private Capital Market Leader at Preqin, the alternatives assets industry’s leading source of data, insights and solutions for professionals around the globe. Rahmin is responsible for Preqin’s private capital data offerings, including implementation and future advancements within the private capital dataset. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Spanish from Cardiff University.

Jen Murray

Shawbrook Bank

Jen Murray

Head of Financial Sponsors

Jen joined Shawbrook Bank three years ago to build out the Financial Sponsors proposition. The team has delivered funding for over 18 Unitranche and Growth Capital transactions this year alone, with a focus on the lower mid-market supporting UK SMEs. Jen has 16 years’ experience in banking and mid-market leveraged finance, and previously held senior roles at Clydesdale and NatWest. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and a qualified accountant.

Fred Nada

Arcmont

Fred Nada

Partner

Fred Nada is a Partner of Arcmont Asset Management. Prior to becoming a Partner of Arcmont, Fred was a Partner of BlueBay’s Private Debt group where he worked from its inception in 2011. From 2007 to 2011, Fred was a member of the High Yield and Special Situations team at BlueBay. Prior to joining BlueBay, Fred was a Director of Credit Suisse’s Special Situations Group where he worked from 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Fred worked at Merrill Lynch, where he was a Vice President in the Special Situations Group. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Fred worked as a trader at Cogetex, a Geneva-based commodity trading company. Fred holds a BSC in Business Administration from the University of Geneva (HEC) and an MBA from New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business

Tristan Nagler

Aurelius

Tristan Nagler

Partner

Tristan is a Partner at Aurelius European Opportunities and heads the firm’s London office. In leading the UK & Ireland investment activities for Aurelius, he has a mandate to undertake Pan-European private equity deals including corporate carve-outs and operational transformations. During his time with Aurelius, he has completed numerous mid-market private equity investments in partnership with Asset-Based Lenders. Prior to joining Aurelius, Tristan spent almost 10 years in Corporate Finance at KPMG followed by 3 years at Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance as a senior banker. Tristan is a director of Aurelius Finance Company, the firm’s alternative direct lender, focused on providing financial solutions to small and mid-market companies across the UK and Europe.

Craig Netterfield

Columbia Lake Partners

Craig Netterfield

Partner

Craig is the founder and Managing Partner of Columbia Lake Partners, a European growth lending fund. Previously he was a Partner at Wellington Financial LP, providing growth capital loans to technology firms based in Canada and the United States.

Prior to joining Wellington, Craig worked at a mid-market financial advisory firm providing merger, acquisition advisory and business planning services. Previously, he was a Regional Director at Russell Investments. He started his career as a Systems Engineer with Xerox Canada.

Craig earned his Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree from The University of Waterloo. He earned his Masters of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Ivey School of Business and was awarded the Ivey Scholar for academic excellence. Craig is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Amyn Pesnani

Triton Partners

Amyn Pesnani

Head of Triton Debt Opportunities, Investment Advisory Professional

Amyn is partner and Head of Triton Debt Opportunities at Triton Partners, a European based investment firm founded in 1997 that invests in private equity and debt in the industrials, business services, consumer and health sectors, across the Nordics, DACH, Italy, France and Benelux.

Amyn joined Triton from Strategic Value Partners where he focused on European distressed debt investments. Previously, he was in the London office of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and focused on European leveraged buyout opportunities. He also worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and London in their Investment Banking Division. Amyn has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Andrew Pitts-Tucker

Apex Group

Andrew Pitts-Tucker

Global Head of ESG

Andy has over 24 years’ experience in the financial markets sector, most recently running global distribution in the sustainable investments division of Deutsche Asset Management. Having joined Apex in September 2019, Andy has specific responsibility for driving the Group’s strategic ESG development through its subsidiary Apex ESG Ratings. Apex ESG Ratings purpose is to deliver an objective ESG rating for privately held companies with a scoring methodology based across a set of pre-defined rules. Prior to becoming Global Head of ESG Andy spent three years developing sustainable business models for protected areas and conservation initiatives in Sub Sahara Africa.

Aidan Robson

Endless

Aidan Robson

Partner

Aidan is one of the founding Partners of Endless and is responsible for some of Endless’ biggest investments, including BSW Timber, Menzies Distribution, Karro Food Group and Imtech. “The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing individuals come together as a team with a clear objective and take a troubled business and make it highly successful.” Aidan spends his spare time with his five children in the great outdoors – his regular haunt being the Lake District for some fell running and walking.

James Salmon

Shawbrook Bank

James Salmon

Senior Director, Financial Sponsors

James joined Shawbrook Bank just over two years ago to build out the Unitranche proposition, which was launched in early 2019. The team is now well established and growing rapidly, having delivered the Unitranche product to 20 different Sponsors, focussing on supporting UK SMEs in the lower mid-market. James has 17 years’ experience in banking and finance having previously held senior roles in Natwest’s mid-market leverage team and at Big Issue Invest. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds and a chartered accountant having qualified at PwC.

Saad Sheikh

TLG Capital

Saad Sheikh

Partner

Saad is a Principal at TLG Capital; senior member of the investment committee and represents the firm on various boards of its portfolio companies. He is instrumental in origination, deal structuring and execution, across all sectors. His focus is on healthcare, fintech/financial inclusion and consumer sectors across emerging markets. Saad joined TLG Capital in 2014 and has institutionalised the business by attracting institutional capital to the fund. Prior to TLG Capital, Saad was a Director at Accenture, where he led strategy and transformation projects across technology and business strategy. Prior to Accenture, Saad worked at Nokia, leading 4G network strategy and deployments across 4 continents. Saad holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College and is an Engineer by background.

David Wilmot

Apera AM

David Wilmot

Partner

David Wilmot is a founder partner of Apera responsible for developing the business in the UK and the Nordic region. David joined the Firm in February 2017 and has 36 years of relevant experience. David has extensive experience both of direct lending investment and management of private debt teams. Investment teams managed by David have invested more than €2.5 billion in over 100 investments across Europe.

Prior to Apera, David spent 16 years at Babson Capital Management (“Babson”), where, as Joint Head of European Private Finance, he was responsible for the investment origination, portfolio management, and capital raising activities for several funds and investment mandates. Prior to Babson, David worked at Société Générale and CIBC. David holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, an MBA from Cass Business School and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.