The London-based growth and acquisition finance arm of South African asset manager Investec has hired former Barclays debt finance director Shaun Mullin.
In his new role, Mullin will focus on the origination and execution of senior debt deals in conjunction with mezzanine, equity and integrated financing for entrepreneurs and private equity firms, and will report to Ed Cottrell, head of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance.
Mullin joins from Barclays Bank, where he was most recently a director in their debt finance team focusing on the origination and execution of mid-market leveraged buy-outs, public-to-privates and cross border acquisition financings. He also spent two years in Barclays’ financial sponsors team working on the structuring and syndication of UK and European mid-market private equity transactions.
Prior to that, Mullin spent three years at WestLB, working on the origination and execution of leveraged financed transactions across Europe, Middle East and Africa with a sector bias on media, entertainment and telecoms. He also spent three years at ANZ Banking Group in New Zealand working as an analyst in their institutional bank with a focus on multi-national corporates in the retail, distribution and transportation team.
“We are delighted to welcome Shaun to Investec. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and will play an important role in delivering our strategy of supporting high calibre private equity firms and entrepreneurial management teams with flexible financing solutions that enable them to maximise their returns,” said Cottrell.
The team has recently completed a number of deals, including a £25m senior debt package to Patron Capital and Scottish Capital Group in its acquisition of the Motor Fuels Group, as well as a flexible financing package of senior and mezzanine debt along with a minority equity co-investment to MVC Private Equity in its £28m management buy-out of Gibdock.
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