Investec Specialist Bank (Investec) has appointed Mark Buttler (pictured) to lead its Growth & Acquisition Finance (GAF) team in the north of England.
Buttler joins Investec after eight years with private equity firm Key Capital Partners (KCP), where he held the position of director. During his time at KCP, Buttler led and co-led a number of buy-outs and growth capital transactions involving companies in the north of England, and was also responsible for helping to launch and develop the firm’s presence in the region. Before this Buttler worked for ten years with KPMG Corporate Finance, based in the north of England, advising on both public and private transactions across a range of sectors.
At Investec, Buttler will build on his knowledge of operating in the north of England in order to grow the bank’s client base. Working out of Investec’s Manchester office, M Buttler ark will focus on providing debt and minority equity financing solutions for companies generating GBP1 million to GBP3 million EBITDA.
Commenting on the appointment, James Stirling, Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, says: “Mark has an impressive track record of investing in medium sized businesses and their management teams across the north of England. As the UK economy improves regional companies are looking to invest and enter new markets. As both a debt and equity provider, Investec is well positioned to be a one-stop solution to help these companies achieve their ambitions. ”
Buttler says: “I am delighted to be joining Investec at such an exciting time. The business has an entrepreneurial culture and has been built on its strength of servicing mid-market companies. I am focused on helping to grow the bank’s client base across the north. The ability to act as a one-stop-shop and provide debt and minority equity to fund buy-outs, acquisitions and organic growth plans is a clear difference in the market.”