Stuart Sweeney joins Debt Advisory team of Spectrum

23 March 2020 2 min. read
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The debt advisory team of Spectrum Corporate Finance has been strengthened by the arrival of finance expert Stuart Sweeney. Joining the financial services advisory firm as an Associate Director, Sweeney brings a decade of industry expertise to his new role.

In order to secure the financing they need to implement their strategies, companies are having to navigate an increasingly complex set of rules and regulations. Banks are keeping a firm hand on the purse strings, while they face a worrying decline in bank liquidity – making obtaining funding a difficult and critical issue for most firms. Debt advisory consultants have become increasingly important in that environment.

Playing into that demand, Spectrum Corporate Finance is the largest independent corporate finance boutique in the South, focused purely on lead and debt advisory. The firm works with business owners and management teams, advising them through important transactions at each stage of the business life-cycle, including raising finance, completing acquisitions and planning and executing company sales.

Stuart Sweeney joins Debt Advisory team of Spectrum

The continued high demand for debt advisory services drove an exceptional year for Spectrum’s debt team, completing 24 transactions in 2019 and raising circa £0.8 billion on behalf of management teams and private equity investors funding acquisitions, raising working capital facilities or refinancing and recapitalising existing debt facilities. In order to boost services the firm offers to meet the debt advisory needs of its clients, Spectrum has appointed Stuart Sweeney as a new Associate Director.

Commenting on his recent appointment Sweeney said, “I am excited to be joining the high performing and reputable team at Spectrum and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the firm as a leading independent advisor.”

With a background in banking at Lloyds and CIT Bank, Sweeney is an experienced corporate finance professional, who has dedicated much of his career to operating in the Leveraged Finance space, supporting both PE and Corporate clients with their M&A, recapitalisation and refinancing activities across a broad range of sectors, both in the UK and internationally. In his role at Spectrum, Sweeney will work closely with Ian Milne, Simon Sherliker and the debt advisory team on all areas of debt advisory projects, including transaction management, document negotiation, management and lender presentations and financial modelling.

Managing Director and Head of Debt Advisory Ian Milne commented, “We are delighted to welcome Stuart to Spectrum and the Debt Advisory team. The success of our Debt Advisory business has fuelled continued investment and in the last couple of years we have grown to a team of five experienced banking professionals in order to fulfil the growing demand for our services, particularly amongst the private equity community.”