Capital and Debt Advisory

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EY - Gary Davison
Gary Davison
+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
+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
+44 (0)20 7951 6548

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Luke is a Partner in our Capital Markets Advisory team. He is a member of the Securities Institute and holds a masters degree in Economics.

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 - Robert Jones
Robert Jones
+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
+44 (0)20 7951 6395

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Anton joined EY in 2011, coming from the Corporates team at Fitch Ratings.

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
+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 financing.

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
+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.

EY - Richard Williams
Richard Williams
+44 (0)161 333 3281

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Richard is a Director in the Capital and Debt Advisory team.

Richard has ten years’ experience in Corporate Finance including International, Corporate and Bank secondments.

Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant  and holds the Corporate Finance qualification (ICAEW).

Strong experience of financing transactions through equity, bank senior and junior debt, and capital markets funding.