June 10, 2020

GCA Altium increases debt offering in Manchester with new Director appointment

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our European Debt and Restructuring team with the appointment of Gareth Owen as Director based in our Manchester office.

GCA Altium has 19 dedicated debt professionals and we have advised on 35 debt advisory deals in 2019 and over 100 in the last 3 years. Gareth joins the team to boost our debt offering in the North, driven by increased demand in the region.

Prior to joining GCA Altium, Gareth spent 12 years at Lloyds Bank working in a variety of debt financing roles including restructuring, corporate lending and leveraged finance.

Most recently, Gareth was Head of the Regional Strategic Debt Finance Team at Lloyds Bank, based in Manchester, leading a team across the North, Scotland and Midlands. In that role he worked closely with corporate clients, private equity houses and the advisory community to structure and fund a range of debt finance deals in the UK mid-market.

Gareth Owen said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be joining GCA Altium which, as a firm, has a strong reputation for its dealmaking ability on a global scale. I am looking forward to working alongside the European debt and restructuring team in expanding the firm’s offering in the region and using our international connections to support companies across the North.”

Simon Chambers, Managing Director at GCA Altium, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Gareth to the GCA Altium European Debt and Restructuring team. It is a busy time for our debt teams across all regions, so the wealth of market knowledge he brings, coupled with his experience in the North will help us to expand our reach even further.”

Phil Adams, CEO at GCA Altium, said: “We are very excited that Gareth has joined us. We have built a really strong integrated UK M&A advisory business which combines local relationships with global reach and specialist knowledge. Gareth will bring additional expertise to our team in the North and provide our clients with senior, local debt advice while leveraging our European access to all of the key banks and credit funds which is increasingly important at this point in the cycle.”

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