For UK-based private equity companies, our Leveraged Finance team can help you take your business, and the businesses you invest in, where you want them to be, using complex, typically highly leveraged cash-flow based lending solutions including:

  • Financing for buy outs
  • Public to Private (P2P)
  • Growth capital
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Recapitalisations on a bilateral, club and syndicated basis, alongside capital market financing solutions.

Meet the head of Leveraged Finance

Working with the UK’s top private equity firms and using the specialist market knowledge of our sector teams, our Leveraged Finance team helps Mid-Market Enterprises realise their potential. With offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Aberdeen they work alongside our national team of Leveraged Corporates Relationship Directors.

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Managing Director, Head of Leveraged Finance UK

Mike has over 20 years of experience in Leveraged Finance, Financial Sponsor Coverage and Leveraged Portfolio Management. Working with Private Equity teams, Mike has originated and executed a wide variety of complex funding structures in the bank and capital markets space within both the UK and Continental Europe.

Previously, Mike was Head of Leveraged Finance Germany (covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and prior to that worked in the Leveraged UK and European teams within HSBC.

Business case studies

Inflexion is a midmarket private equity group with some £8bn of funds under management. The group finds the most exciting firms in Europe, and invests a minority or majority stake, using its resources to accelerate those companies’ growth.

David Whileman and Philip Edmans from Inflexion sat down with Jacques Callaghan, Head of Mid Market UK at HSBC, to find out what the relationship with the bank means to their business.

They explored the depth and breadth of that relationship across multiple lines of service from lending and operational banking to advisory services.

Horizon Capital is a private equity house that invests in technology and business service companies. Those companies typically operate in a growing and fragmented market and Horizon aims to support them on accelerated growth journey.

Managing Partner Luke Kingston sat down with Jamie Leach, Senior Director, Leveraged Finance Origination, HSBC UK to discuss their long-standing relationship with the bank.

They explored how the relationship expands over time with each transaction and how Horizon values not only the support of the Leveraged Finance team but also the broader coverage team as they bring to bear the capabilities of the wider bank.

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