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Investec strengthens Growth & Acquisition Finance team with senior hire

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Investec strengthens Growth & Acquisition Finance team with senior hire Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, part of Investec Specialist Bank, has appointed  Shaun Mullin to its business team. Mullin will focus on the origination and execution of predominately senior debt deals in conjunction with mezzanine, equity and integrated financing for entrepreneurs and private equity firms. He will report to Ed Cottrell, head of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance. http://www.ftseglobalmarkets.com/

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, part of Investec Specialist Bank, has appointed  Shaun Mullin to its business team. Mullin will focus on the origination and execution of predominately senior debt deals in conjunction with mezzanine, equity and integrated financing for entrepreneurs and private equity firms. He will report to Ed Cottrell, head of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance.

The appointment adds strength and depth to the Growth & Acquisition Finance team, which has recently completed a number of deals including: a £25m senior debt package to Patron Capital and Scottish Capital Group in its acquisition of the Motor Fuels Group; and a flexible financing package of senior and mezzanine debt along with a minority equity co-investment to MVC Private Equity LP in its £28m management buy-out of Gibdock Limited.

Mullin joins from Barclays Bank, where he was most recently a director in their Debt Finance team focusing on the origination and execution of mid-market leveraged buy-outs, public-to-privates and cross border acquisition financings. He also spent two years in Barclays’ Financial Sponsors team working on the structuring and syndication of UK and European mid-market private equity transactions.

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