Investec Expands Growth & Acquisition Finance Team

Investec Specialist Bank has expanded its growth and acquisition finance team with the appointment of Paul Rablen. In his new role, Rbalen will focus on deal origination and execution, working directly with mid-market businesses to help support their growth through innovative and flexible integrated debt/asset based lending financing structures.

PRESS RELEASE

Investec Specialist Bank (“Investec”) today announces the further expansion of its Growth & Acquisition Finance team, with the appointment of Paul Rablen. In his new role, Paul will focus on deal origination and execution, working directly with mid-market businesses to help support their growth through innovative and flexible Integrated Debt/Asset Based Lending (ABL) financing structures.

Paul joins Investec from Lloyds Banking Group plc (“Lloyds”), where he has worked since 2004. From 2009, Paul was a member of the Acquisition Finance Unit, most recently as an Associate Director in the originations team, where he was responsible for the provision of leveraged bank debt for private equity backed transactions in the UK mid-market and carried out new deal sourcing, sponsor coverage and execution. Prior to this, he worked in a variety of roles within Lloyds, including the Corporate Bank Mid Markets team, Retail Banking Product Management and Operations.

Paul’s appointment brings further strength and depth in delivering Integrated Debt/ABL structures. Recently completed Integrated Debt/ABL deals include a £110 million facility to Paragon Print & Packaging Group and a £20 million facility to support the management buyout of B.M.Polyco Ltd.

Gary Edwards, Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to Investec. Our Integrated Debt/ABL offering provides revolving debt to fund the working capital needs that come from growth in addition to amortising cash flow term loans to support acquisitions and investment. Innovation in debt structures is vital to fund ambitious mid-market companies and support shareholders in their wealth creation or wealth realisation stories. Paul’s knowledge and experience in origination will make an important and valuable contribution to our continued and successful growth.”

Paul Rablen said: “I am delighted to be joining what is a strong, highly regarded and growing team at Investec. The approach is genuinely innovative and nimble with a real focus on solutions – getting close to management to really understand the business and shaping the approach accordingly. I very much look forward to contributing to the team in supporting market leading private equity firms and driven management teams alike.”

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For further information please contact:

Investec Specialist Bank
Gary Edwards 020 7597 5187

Newgate Communications
Jason Nisse/Andrew Jones 020 7680 6550

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance is part of Investec Specialist Bank. It works with entrepreneurs, management teams and private equity houses to provide finance to UK mid-market companies. Their flexible solutions cover the entire capital structure offering revolving and amortising senior cash flow lending, mezzanine finance and minority equity on either a standalone or integrated basis. They are a single, empowered and responsive team focussed on making deals happen and building strong relationships with clients.

Investec Specialist Bank

Investec is a specialist bank that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets: the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as certain other countries.

This press release is issued on behalf of Investec Bank plc. Registered address: 2 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QP. (Reg No. 489604). Investec Specialist Bank is a brand name of Investec Bank plc, which is a member of the London Stock Exchange.