Investec Strengthens Growth & Acquisition Finance Team

Investec Specialist Bank has appointed Grant Davidson to Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance. In his new role, Davidson will focus on the origination and execution of deals for both entrepreneurs and private equity firms. He will report to Ed Cottrell, head of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance.

PRESS RELEASE

Investec Specialist Bank today announces the appointment of Grant Davidson to Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance. In his new role, Grant will focus on the origination and execution of deals for both entrepreneurs and private equity firms. He will report to Ed Cottrell, Head of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance.

Grant was previously Finance Director of LGC Standards, the largest division of LGC, the science business backed by Bridgepoint Capital, which he joined in in 2011. AT LGC he provided financial, commercial and operational support as well as helping complete the acquisition of four international bolt-on businesses which delivered substantial profit growth under his tenure.

Prior to LGC, he spent eight years at Lyceum Capital where he was an Associate Partner. At Lyceum he originated and executed investment opportunities for the UK-focused mid-market private equity house primarily across service sectors. Post transaction, working closely with management teams, he supported the growth of portfolio companies, both organically and through acquisition including sitting on the board of Carewatch, one of the UK’s largest homecare providers. Prior to that he spent two years in Societe Generale’s London-based M&A team and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Grant’s appointment adds strength and depth to the Growth & Acquisition Finance team, and, as a senior hire, Grant will have a particular focus on working direct with mid-market businesses to help support their growth through innovative and flexible debt-based financing structures.

Ed Cottrell, Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, says: “We are delighted to welcome Grant to Investec. He brings a wealth of origination, investment and operational experience to the team and will play an important role in delivering our strategy of supporting high calibre entrepreneurial management teams and private equity firms with flexible financing solutions that enable them to maximise their returns.”

Grant Davidson says: “I am hugely excited to be joining the experienced team at Investec and am looking forward to continuing to build long-term relationships with ambitious and driven management teams and leading private equity houses”.

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For further information please contact:
Investec Specialist Bank
Ed Cottrell 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.