Louise O'Sullivan and Matthew Townsend join Interpath as Directors

13 July 2022 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Professional services firm Interpath Advisory has made senior appointments to its debt advisory and transaction services teams. Louise O’Sullivan and Matthew Townsend boast 27 years of financial sector experience between them.

Having started her career in banking where she worked as a credit analyst in BNP Paribas's Large Corporate banking team, O’Sullivan has since accrued over 14 years of banking and advisory experience. Prior to joining Interpath, this saw her spend seven years in PwC’s debt advisory practice where she advised listed, privately-owned and private equity-backed clients on their financing strategies and debt raises.

O’Sullivan joins Interpath’s debt advisory team. The team advises organisations large and small throughout all stages of their fundraising journey. Recently this has seen the firm advise on transactions including supporting Endless on the procurement of debt financing facilities in relation to its acquisition of KTC; supporting the joint administrators of intu on the refinancing of the senior debt of the Madrid Xanadu shopping centre; and supporting Vistry Group on the execution of a £500 million Sustainability Linked Loan. 

Louise O'Sullivan and Matthew Townsend join Interpath as Directors

John Miesner, Head of Debt Advisory at Interpath, commented, “With high inflation, rising interest rates and mounting economic uncertainty, organisations are looking for pragmatic advice on how this volatility impacts upon their debt facilities and funding options. Louise brings a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to the Interpath team, and has a fantastic track record of advising a diverse range of organisations on exactly these issues. We’re absolutely delighted to have her on board as we continue to grow our Debt Advisory capability.”

Meanwhile, Townsend, has spent over 13 years in the transaction services business. During his career, he has worked on a wide variety of assignments spanning both buy-side and vendor financial due diligence. He arrives from FTI Consulting where he was a Managing Director, and also brings Big Four experience, having previously worked in KPMG’s London-based private equity team.

Looking ahead, Townsend will work within Interpath’s fast-growing transaction services team. Led by Managing Director Russell Worrall, the team works across both buy-side and sell-side due diligence, including vendor assistance.

Head of Transaction Services, Worrall, noted, “We are pleased to welcome Matthew to Interpath. He brings with him a depth of expertise advising on a variety of transactions, and adds further weight to our experienced team. Despite the gathering economic uncertainy, the M&A market remains busy and deals are continuing to complete – particularly those which have a tech or digital angle. The challenge for those undertaking transactions during periods of volatility such as this is to ensure that the risks and rewards are fully understood, in order to truly maximise value.”