The team are focused on providing complex, typically highly-leveraged cash-flow based lending solutions to UK-based private equity backed companies. Typical transactions include:

  • 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.

The team also builds relationships with the UK’s top private equity firms to support growth across the mid-market space and collaborates with the Sector teams to provide specialist market knowledge. The team has offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Aberdeen and works alongside the National team of Leverage 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.

Financial Sponsors Coverage

Financial Sponsors Coverage delivers dedicated coverage of mid-market private equity clients, providing content and idea generation with particular regards to the origination of leveraged loans, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets solutions.

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