Investec Specialist Bank (Investec) has expanded its Growth & Acquisition Finance team with the appointment of Robin Aldridge.
Joining from RBS Invoice Finance, where he was a relationship manager in the corporate bank, Aldridge will focus on portfolio management and report into Gary Edwards. Aldridge will be working directly with mid-market businesses to help support their growth through innovative and flexible integrated debt / asset-based lending financing structures. Prior to his time at RBS, Robin was with Burdale Financial for seven years working within portfolio management.
Launched in 2006, Investec’s integrated debt offering has become increasingly attractive to mid-market companies. This has been demonstrated by the business’s consistent growth through the economic cycle as companies sought to find alternative approaches to traditional bank financing with an emphasis on funding growth. The success of this has continued with recent deals that include providing debt financing to support the management buy-outs
Commenting on the appointment, Gary Edwards, Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, says: “Robin is joining the team during an exciting time for the business. Many of our clients find that traditional bank lending is not available on structures that support shareholder change, growth and investment simultaneously, making our integrated debt offering an important means of supporting the growth of mid-market business in a sustainable way. As we grow we are investing in talent and look forward to Robin supporting the growth of our clients .”
Aldridge says: “I am thrilled to be joining Investec’s Growth & Acquisition Finance team. It has become a market leader with its innovative lending and I look forward to working with exciting companies and supporting their development.”