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Stephen White joins Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance team

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance (Investec), part of Investec Specialist Private Bank, has expanded its team with the appointment of Stephen White, who joins from Barclays.

White will work with Ed Cottrell (pictured) and the team to originate and execute deals with entrepreneurs, management teams and private equity firms in order to provide finance to mid-market companies looking to borrow between GBP5 million and GBP30 million. The team’s focus on strong management teams and high calibre businesses means that it has continued to lend and grow throughout the economic downturn, including Investec’s recent involvement in the finance of Snow & Rock, Brandon Hire and EAT.
Stephen joined Barclays in 2005 and transferred into Barclays Leveraged Finance Financial Sponsors in 2007.  In 2009 he helped to establish a dedicated Financial Sponsors Portfolio team and since then he has had primary responsibility for numerous leveraged finance transactions as well as being involved in portfolio activity such as light touch restructuring, refinancing, waivers and consents.
Ed Cottrell, Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to the team.  As we continue to expand our market presence, Stephen will play a key role in originating and executing transactions on behalf of growth businesses and entrepreneurial management teams.  Stephen has developed strong credentials in this area and his appointment reflects our ability to attract and retain high calibre individuals.”
White adds: “I am delighted to be joining Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, a team with a strong reputation for developing innovative financing solutions for high growth firms.  I am looking forward to this new challenge and am excited by the opportunity to build the business.”

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