I am a specialist in debt finance, with a particular focus on sports & media, green energy & cleantech, projects & infrastructure.
"Focus on the solution, not on the problem.” Jim Rohn
I like to help people raise finance or lend against assets, no matter how challenging – by having the vision to understand the right route to the solution. I also like cycling and coffee (not necessarily in that order).
The pandemic has changed the landscape and we are feeling our way out of it. These are challenging times for everyone. With over 20 years’ experience in helping clients debt finance a broad range of difficult asset classes, I realise the need to be adaptable. To understand and embrace new technologies and to help others find solutions, to see around corners.
My clients include a variety of lenders, debt funds, PE houses, investors, HNWIs, family offices and turn-around specialists. A common theme is they are entrepreneurial.
My mantra is to be personal, agile, clever, enterprising. I like to call it the Art of the Difficult. Helping you raise finance or lend against assets, no matter how challenging.
Asset classes include sports & media, green energy & cleantech, projects & infrastructure, art and other high value assets, growth capital.
When I'm not working I am a keen cyclist (especially enjoy climbing mountains!) and I am also a trustee of a charity called Trusts for African Schools.
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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.READ MORE
Luke is always very responsive and helpful.Client testimonial
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