Prior to joining Spectrum in mid-2015 Simon spent 13 years working in Corporate Banking with HSBC, RBS and Barclays. During this time, he gained a deep understanding of Corporate Finance with most of his time focussed on Leverage Finance and the completion of a wide range of M&A transactions, both domestically and internationally.
Simon's experience, predominantly in the structuring and provision of funding for mid-market Private Equity backed deals, covers transactions ranging in value from £5m to £600m.
He has significant restructuring and portfolio management credentials and is accomplished in the negotiation of facilities agreements, as well as the establishment of all day-to-day corporate banking arrangements.
Outside of working hours Simon enjoys spending time with his wife, young daughter and their dog, and when time permits, playing golf and cycling.
"With a tight timetable and a Brexit backcloth, Ian and Simon did a great job in shepherding the banking syndicate through the process, allowing us to focus on the commercial aspects of the transaction. This was a competitive process and Spectrum’s hands-on support helped us to win the deal and deliver the right banking package."Alastair Weinel, Investment Director, LDC (relating to ByBox deal)
Finalist - UK Corporate Finance House of the Year
CORPORATE FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR
CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISER OF THE YEAR - CLIVE HATCHARD
LARGE DEAL OF THE YEAR (OVER 50M) - BYBOX MBO FUNDED BY LDC
MID-RANGE DEAL OF THE YEAR (£10M-£50M) - RUSH HAIR GROUP INVESTMENT BY LDC