Capital and Debt Advisory

Meet the senior team

  • Some of our recent credentials:

    JD Wetherspoon plc

    2015
    Refinancing of £820m Revolving Credit Facilities: Sole Financial Advisor

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    Synexus

    2015
    Sole financial advisor for £60.5m of unitranche and super senior facilities to support LDC’s acquisition of Synexus

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    Karro Foods

    2015
    Sole financial advisor to Endless and Karro Foods for c.£75m of asset based lending facilities

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    States of Guernsey

    2014
    £330m debut bond issue: Independent Capital Markets, Credit Ratings & Hedging advisor

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    Laird plc

    2014
    $105m & €15m US Private Placement issue: Sole Financial Advisor

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    Intertek plc

    2014
    Refinancing of £800m Revolving Credit Facilities: Sole Financial Advisor

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    States of Jersey

    2014
    £250m debut bond issue: Independent Capital Markets, Credit Ratings & Hedging advisor

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    OCS Group Ltd

    2014
    Refinancing of £140m Revolving Credit Facilities: Sole Financial Advisor

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    Daisy

    2014
    Sole financial advisor for £400m of debt facilities to support the P2P of Daisy Group Plc

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EY - Gary Davison
Gary Davison
Partner
+44 (0)161 333 2767
 

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As leader of EY's UK Capital and Debt Advisory business, Gary has over 25 years corporate banking and corporate finance experience.

With particular focus on the corporate mid market and non-bank financial services businesses, Gary has successfully helped a number of clients raise capital from banks, debt funds and securitisation markets.


EY - Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe
Partner
+44 (0)20 7951 0826
 

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Chris leads our leveraged finance team, working closely with mid market financial sponsors, private and public companies. Much of this is to determine the most competitive and deliverable funding package to support acquisitions, growth capital, refinancing and dividend recapitalisations. He also runs the Infrastructure and Energy financing team, with a particular focus in the oil and gas sector. He co-founded CDA and joined EY after spending many years at Citi and HSBC.


EY - Luke Reeve
Luke Reeve
Partner
+44 (0)20 7951 6548
 

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Luke is a Partner in our Capital and Debt Advisory team

Luke has worked on over 50 US Private Placement transactions totalling over USD 10 billion in eleven different countries.

Luke began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Lazard, and joined EY in September 2009, having previously been Head of Private Capital Markets in EMEA at HSBC.


EY - Stewart MacKinlay
Stewart MacKinlay
Executive Director
+44 (0)20 7951 0076
 

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Stewart heads our Hedging Risk Advisory team, providing strategic advice on implementing hedging strategy, products and accounting.

Previously head of RBS's UK Real Estate Risk Solutions team, Stewart has over 20 years' experience providing tailored hedging risk management solutions to corporate and institutional clients.

During his 16 years at RBS, Stewart worked on a variety of risk solution roles, including investor product structuring, project finance, PFI/PPP and leveraged hedging. Prior to RBS, he also had treasury and capital market roles with Lloyds, CIBC and BNP.

Stewart has an MA (Hons) in Economics and Agricultural Economics from Aberdeen University.


EY - Giles Barling
Giles Barling
Director
+44 (0)20 7783 0862
 

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Giles joined EY in April 2015 and focusses on advising listed and non-listed corporates.

He has over 10 years’ financing experience gained through over 4 years in KPMG’s Debt Advisory practice and over 6 years at Barclays Corporate Bank.

At KPMG Giles advised a broad spectrum of clients on debt raisings from across the debt markets, including bank, private placement and acquisition financing.

At Barclays Giles worked with large corporate clients in relationship banking and latterly as a Director in the bank’s Business Support Team where he restructured leverage finance transactions originated by the bank.

Giles passed his Associate Membership exams for the Association of Corporate Treasurers in 2009, and holds a BA in Politics from Durham University.


EY - Alistair Hay
Alistair Hay
Director
+44 (0)20 7951 1935
 

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Alistair joined EY in March 2015 and is focused on Leveraged Finance.

Before joining EY, Alistair spent 11 years at RBS, latterly as a Director in the Group’s Structured Finance Corporates team where he led debt financing for sponsor and non-sponsor owned companies, primarily in the Consumer Industries and TMT sectors.

Before joining RBS, Alistair worked for Bank of Scotland in its Acquisition Finance team and for International Management Group (IMG) in Cleveland, Ohio.

He holds undergraduate degrees in both Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) and the Securities & Investment Institute (SII).


EY - Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Director
+44 (0) 20 7951 7833
 

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Robert joined EY’s Capital and Debt Advisory team in 2010, and is focused on Leveraged Finance.

Robert joined from AIB Structured & Acquisition Finance and has over 12 years of corporate finance and banking experience.

Strong experience of Leveraged and Structured Finance transactions supporting a range of sectors including Retail, Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure and Business Services.

Robert is an alumni of Imperial College – University of London where he graduated with a Masters (Honours) degree in Physics.


EY - Anton Krawchenko
Anton Krawchenko
Director
+44 (0)20 7951 6395
 

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Anton joined EY in 2011 from the Corporates team at Fitch Ratings and leads our Credit Rating Advisory team

Prior to Fitch, Anton worked as an energy analyst in London, a lobbyist for energy utilities in Canada, and as a Canadian solicitor practising in the areas of securities and international trade.

Anton holds an MBA from HEC Paris, LL.B. (law degree), Masters in Environmental Studies as well as a B.A. in politics and economics.


EY - Gregory Moreton
Gregory Moreton
Director
+44 (0)20 7951 7837
 

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Greg joined EY’s Capital and Debt Advisory team in 2012 and is focused on Leveraged Finance.

Greg joined from Rothschild, where he helped to grow the debt advisory team from its foundation in 2001.

He began his career as a lending banker, specialising in UK midcap and syndicated LBO loans.


EY - Ben Wildsmith
Ben Wildsmith
Director
+44 (0)161 333 2769
 

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Ben is a Director in the Capital and Debt Advisory team based out of Manchester.

Ben has 14 years’ experience in Corporate Finance including International and Corporate secondments. With particular focus on the corporate mid-market, he leads the Asset Based Lenders national account team and has a sector specialism in Retail and the Professional services sectors. 

Ben has successfully helped clients in the financing of transactions through equity, bank senior and junior debt, and capital markets funding.