Alice Cavalier joined Arcmont Asset Management as a Partner in January 2020 and is Co-Head of the Capital Solutions strategy. From 2016 to 2019, Alice was a senior member of the corporate opportunistic credit fund at PIMCO, where she helped set up and develop the European platform, investing across senior and junior debt on the primary and secondary markets. Before that, Alice was a director at Bayside Capital (credit fund of HIG Capital) where she worked eight years sourcing, structuring and investing across the entire capital structure. Alice started her career in leverage finance and mergers & acquisitions in the TMT team at Morgan Stanley. Alice holds a master in finance and management from ESCP-EAP business school in France.
Philip is a Partner within the Investment team and leads the firm’s debt financing strategy and lending relationships, supporting new investments and the existing Inflexion portfolio. Philip also leads our investment in Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, having also previously been a director of Scott Dunn and Vivona Brands.
Prior to his current role, he also invested in Alcumus, Reed & Mackay, CTC Aviation, Marston, Kynetec, Xtrac, Peach and Glide. In addition, he worked on the dual fundraising of Enterprise Fund IV and Supplemental Fund IV in 2016, as well as the raising of the 2012 Co-Investment Fund.
Philip started his career as a manager in PwC’s corporate finance team. From there he moved to Gleacher Shacklock, a corporate finance boutique, before joining Inflexion in 2010.
Managing Director and Head of Private Debt, joined Golding Capital Partners in 2018. He is responsible for the selection, execution and monitoring of private debt fund investments and co-investments, as well as the portfolio management thereafter.
Prior to joining Golding Capital Partners, Mr Das spent five and a half years at BlueBay Asset Management in London, where he was responsible for primary financings for medium-sized businesses across Europe. As a Partner within BlueBay’s Private Debt Group, he was most recently focused on new investments in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Mr Das previously spent nearly three years at Macquarie in the Principal Finance division, where he was responsible for a wide range of investments across the capital structure of European businesses. Prior to that, he worked in the Leveraged Finance team at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London. He started his career at Credit Suisse in Zurich in various areas of the Swiss investment banking franchise.
Mr Das graduated from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland with an M.A. in Law and Economics. He also holds a dual CEMS Master in International Management degree (CEMS MIM) from both ESADE Barcelona and the University of St.Gallen.
Stephan Caron, Managing Director, is Head of European Middle Market Private Debt within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). In this role, he is responsible for leading the platform, originating and executing investment opportunities, leading the investment process and maintaining relationships with key sponsors and intermediaries across Europe. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager and Chairman of the Investment Committee of BlackRock's European Middle Market Private Debt Fund and also serves on BlackRock's Global Credit Executive Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014 Mr. Caron was Chief Commercial Officer at GE Capital Bank Ltd, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing mid-market lending and leasing transactions and was also member of the Bank Executive and Investment Committees. He was with GE for 14 years in roles of increasing responsibility in structured finance, equity investing, Mergers & Acquisitions and leveraged finance. Prior to that Mr. Caron worked at Suez and JP Morgan.
Mr. Caron earned an undergraduate degree from ISG in Paris is 1991 and a Masters from ESCP-EAP European School Of Management in 1992. He is also a two-time Olympic medallist in swimming.
Managing Director, joined CVC in 2015. Chris is a member of the Direct Lending team and based in London.
Prior to joining CVC, he was a managing director at GE Capital in the mid-market leveraged finance origination team. During his 10 years at GE, Chris arranged over 50 financings across Europe and the US, including senior, mezzanine, unitranche and high-yield facilities.
Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in managerial and administrative studies from Aston University, Birmingham.
Kenneth Borton is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in London, focused on primary lending in Europe. Mr. Borton has over twenty years of experience in direct lending, investment banking, structured finance and special situations. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, he was a Managing Director at Citi with responsibility for the Credit Opportunities business in EMEA, managing over $500 million of direct lending transactions across sectors and throughout the region.
Mr. Borton received a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol. After university, Mr. Borton spent 6 years as an infantry officer in the British Army.
irsten is Co-Head of Pan European Private Debt at Muzinich & Co. Before joining Muzinich, Kirsten worked as a Managing Director in the principal debt investing team at Macquarie, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions ranging from leveraged senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt to equity in the UK, Germany and Benelux. Previously, she worked for Silver Point Capital, a US based credit/distressed fund, in the private debt team in Europe. Kirsten started her career at Morgan Stanley in 1999, working in the generalist M&A and Leveraged Finance teams in Germany and London. Kirsten graduated from ESB Reutlingen and Middlesex University London with a B.A. Honors in European Business Administration.
Ravi has a wide-ranging role from setting strategic direction to heading up the day to day funding activities for the group, as well as overseeing credit, including chairing the investment committee.
Ravi has more than 30 years of financial services experience. He has created businesses and led numerous corporate transactions, in senior roles at boutique investment bank, Dexion Capital, start up to growth asset manager, New Star, and with traditional big company experience from HSBC Investment Bank, Flemings and KPMG.
Andrew Cleland-Bogle joined EQT in 2014, is a Managing Director in EQT’s Credit team in London and is responsible for origination of EQT Mid-Market Credit Fund investments.
Prior to joining EQT, Andrew was a Director in the European Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group at DC Advisory (formerly known as Close Brothers Corporate Finance).
During his time at DC Advisory, including three years based in Frankfurt, he focused on special situations, advising on distressed refinancings and balance sheet restructurings across numerous jurisdictions. Andrew also has experience in distressed M&A, valuation opinions, non-distressed debt advisory and the raising of convertible capital.
Andrew graduated from Newcastle University with a BA in Economics and Politics.
Ben Davis is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups.
Ben’s practice focuses on advising on acquisition and leveraged finance facilities, corporate facilities and debt restructurings in the middle market and upper market. He represents a variety of clients including private credit funds, alternative lenders, private equity sponsors and corporates on unitranche loans, second-lien financings, first out / last out structures, holdco PIK and other subordinated facilities, preferred equity investments, investment grade facilities, high yield bonds, real estate financings, litigation funding and distressed situations among other innovative, first-in-kind transactions involving private sources of capital.
In Legal 500 UK, Ben has been noted as "understanding the requirements of alternative lenders" and "having significant traction with alternative capital providers." In addition, he is noted for having "a deep knowledge of the market." Chambers UK highlighted that Ben "gets the deal done and is very knowledgeable and experienced" and has an "ability to work [on] complex deals."
Ben is a member of the LMA working party developing the new precedent unitranche intercreditor agreement.
Duncan leads CapGen’s private equity, real estate and fixed income research function, identifying the most valuable managers and strategies in these asset classes. He oversees $430million of investments across our portfolios, manages our relationships with general partners and represents our clients on several advisory boards. Duncan joined CapGen in 2008 from AXA UK where he oversaw the company’s direct property and private equity programmes, initiated their first co-investment deals and executed their first private equity real estate transactions. He started his career at Sapient Ltd and then at IBM. Duncan has a degree in Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Duncan is a CFA® charterholder
Jo is a partner in the Hogan Lovells banking team, where she focuses her practice on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. Jo advises banks, debt funds and borrowers on a wide variety of financing structures such as senior, second lien and unitranche/super senior financing arrangements and PIK financings on acquisitions and other leveraged finance transactions.
Jo has been instrumental in developing our market-leading alternative lender practice and her close relationships with some of the very early debt funds in the UK market means she has been at the forefront of the development of the unitranche product, and indeed worked on one of the very first unitranche financings in the London market back in 2008. In Chambers UK Jo is noted as having “deep expertise within private equity leveraged finance transactions, with a strong understanding of the range of structures involved in transactions.”
Joe Knight is a Vice President at Wilmington Trust and focuses on marketing facility agent and security agent services to direct lenders across Europe. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Joe has spent more than 20 years in the leveraged loan market working on numerous market leading transactions and most recently has undertaken roles promoting the concept of the independent non-bank agent on new money and restructuring transactions. Earlier in his career, Joe spent 8 years at Lloyds Bank supporting the acquisition finance team and other related roles at ING Bank, Mizuho and Barclays Capital.
Joe has a honors degree in Geography from the University of Bath.
Toni Vainio, Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team, is a member of Pantheon’s Global Credit Committee and Pantheon’s European Investment Committee focusing on the monitoring and analysis of European primary investments. Toni was previously at Cambridge Associates where he worked in the private equity team, advising institutional investors on their private equity investment programmes. Toni also conducted research and due diligence on private equity funds, managers, and markets. He has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, and a BEng in engineering with business finance, which was jointly taught at University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Toni is fluent in Finnish, Spanish and English. Toni is based in London.
Arun Cronin is a Managing Director, and Head of Global Corporate Asset Finance and EMEA CLO at Credit Suisse. He is based in London, where he specialises in credit financing solutions, CLOs, credit structuring and RWA relief transactions. Before joining Credit Suisse in 2009 he worked at Merrill Lynch and Simmons & Simmons.
Arun was educated at the University of Birmingham and at BPP Law School.
John Bohill is a partner on the private debt team at StepStone Global.
Since Mr. Bohill joined StepStone in 2013, he has also been a director at Kish Capital, a distressed debt, real estate opportunities, and non-performing loan investor based in Dublin and Lisbon. Before joining Kish he acquired and operated several businesses on his own behalf, and was co-head of European technology and communications at BancBoston Capital, a principal private equity investor.
Mr. Bohill graduated with first-class honours with a BBs in finance from Trinity College, Dublin.
Diala Minott is a Corporate partner in the London office of Paul Hastings. Mrs. Minott specializes in structured finance transactions, including acting on numerous CLOs and CDOs—both pre- and post-crisis, as well as acting on bespoke hybrid mid-market CLO type funds. Her practice also encompasses debt and credit funds with a particular focus on direct lending, CLO equity and risk retention funds. She covers regulated and unregulated funds, both onshore and offshore, with a particular expertise in Luxembourg funds.