As a Managing Director and Founder at Spectrum, Ian brings to bear his expertise in assessing businesses and risk to ensure that companies are presented to mitigate potential funding issues allied to a detailed and up to date knowledge of private equity, debt markets and structures.
Ian is a highly experienced corporate banker having originally trained and qualified with Barclays Bank. In addition, he has over 30 years of acquisition and leveraged finance experience in banking having worked with both Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland. During this time Ian has been involved in the financing of numerous debt transactions to include MBOs and MBIs, various corporate acquisitions, private equity, and restructurings involving a wide range of industry sectors.
In recent years Ian was the Managing Director of National Private Equity relationships for the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was the key contact with all of the leading mid-market UK private equity houses. He has a detailed knowledge of all aspects of private equity and an understanding of their investment strategies and approach.
Ian was recently named 'Dealmaker of the year' at the Insider South East Dealmaker Awards 2020.
Ian has been involved in banking many of the region's
largest transactions including ByBox, Bargate
Homes, Leisure Pass Group, Romans, BIMM, Mountain Warehouse, Alcumus Group, Murgitroyd, Premier Park, Whistl, Ground Control and Linnaeus Group.
Out of working hours, Ian is a keen golfer and all round sports fan who likes to keep fit as well as being interested in popular music.
“Ian Milne and the Spectrum team made a compelling pitch which picked up on our central issue – that this was a two part role. Finding both the right equity and debt partners is essential in house building as we buy multiple sites and need constant communication to move matters forward in a timely fashion. We were fortunate to attract a number of offers and Ian worked closely with management to make our selection and then drive the deal to a close. I will miss our early morning and late night calls – Ian may not! In short, we were delighted with the choice we made and definitely had the best team by our side.”Gerard Price, Chairman, Bargate Homes
FINALIST - UK CORPORATE FINANCE HOUSE OF THE YEAR
WINNER - SIMON DAVIES - CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER - IAN MILNE - DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR
WINNER - DEAL OF THE YEAR
WINNER - PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR