Capital and Debt Advisory

Meet the senior team

  • Some of our recent credentials:

    JD Wetherspoon plc

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on refinancing of £820m revolving credit facilities

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    Bristol Water plc

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on debt financing and credit ratings

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    UK2

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on c.£20m growth facility

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    Bonhams

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on a £55m recapitalisation

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    Thunderhead

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on c.$30m growth financing

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    Synexus

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor on £60.5m of unitranche and super senior facilities to support LDC’s acquisition of Synexus

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    Karro Food Group

    2015
    Sole Financial Advisor to Endless and Karro Food Group for c.£75m of asset based lending facilities

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    States of Guernsey

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

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    Laird plc

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

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    Intertek plc

    2014
    Sole Financial Advisor on refinancing of £800m revolving credit facilities

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    States of Jersey

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

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    OCS Group

    2014
    Sole Financial Advisor on refinancing of £140m revolving credit facilities

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    Daisy Group

    2014
    Sole Financial Advisor on £400m of debt facilities to support the P2P of Daisy Group plc

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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 - Nick Pakhouse
Nick Parkhouse
Executive Director
+44 (0) 20 7197 7658
 

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Nick leads our EMEIA Financial Services CDA team, working closely with our Financial Services M&A business. The FS team has a focus spanning the range of Financial Services including non-bank lenders, insurance, wealth/asset management and other non-bank financial institutions. Nick joined EY in Oct 2015 from RBS where he managed a structured finance team lending to UK Speciality Finance clients.


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 - 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 - Michael McCartney
Michael McCartney
Director
+44 (0)20 7951 3263
 

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Michael specialises in corporate debt financing advice across the bank, private and public capital markets, including M&A and structured finance transactions.

He has over 11 years’ experience in banking and Capital Markets, having worked in Lloyds Banking Group’s Financial Markets, DCM and Corporate Banking teams before joining EY in November 2011. Key specialisms include debut Capital Markets transactions and event-driven debt financing solutions, coupled with experience of financial markets (hedging) and credit ratings advisory.

Michael holds a Master in Finance (MSc.) from London Business School and Masters in Civil Engineering (MEng.) from Bristol University.