Investec strengthens fund finance team

Investec Specialist Bank has appointed Mikael Busch to the Investec fund finance team. In his new role, Busch will focus on lending to the secondary private equity market and high net worth private equity investors and will report to Simon Hamilton, global head of Investec fund finance.


Investec Specialist Bank (“Investec”) today announces the appointment of Mikael Busch to the Investec Fund Finance team. In his new role, Mikael will focus on lending to the secondary private equity market and high net worth private equity investors and will report to Simon Hamilton, Global Head of Investec Fund Finance.

Mikael joins Investec from ICON Investments, an alternative debt provider focusing on mid-market clients, where he was Head of European Business Development. In this role, Mikael led ICON Investments’ European origination efforts and represented the company’s interests and presence in the region.
Prior to ICON Investments, he worked for Altima Partners LLP as part of the core investment team for the newly established Altima Situational Credit Fund, based in London. Earlier in his career, Mikael worked in a variety of leveraged finance and investment roles in London, Zurich and New York.

Mikael’s appointment adds strength and depth to the Fund Finance team, and, as a senior hire, he will have a particular focus on developing the offering to the secondary market.

Simon Hamilton, Investec Fund Finance, says: “We are delighted to welcome Mikael to Investec. He is an extremely experienced financier and brings a wealth of lending, structuring and investment experience to the team. In what is an ever-changing environment for our clients, Mikaels appointment reinforces our commitment to provide innovative funding structures to meet our client needs.”

Mikael Busch says: “I am excited to be joining the experienced team at Investec and am looking forward to continuing to build on the long-term relationships that Investec has built over the past 10 years”.

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Investec Fund Finance

Investec Fund Finance is a specialist finance provider focussed on lending to leading funds and fund management teams to facilitate value creation opportunities through:.

· Portfolio lending – facilities secured against the value of the assets in the fund
· Optimising equity – leverage to enhance the returns and maximise the use of a fund’s available equity
· Fund administration – facilities to bridge investor call-downs or smooth distributions to investors
· GP financing – facilities enabling fund managers to fund their GP commitments or working capital requirements
· Secondary leverage – facilities bridging acquisitions for secondary fund investments

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.

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