Interpath Advisory appoints new Debt Advisory director

Interpath Advisory appoints new Debt Advisory director

Ben Smith joins the firm from Bibby Financial Services

Interpath Advisory has announced that it has appointed Ben Smith as a director in its growing Debt Advisory team.

Based in Manchester, Ben joins Interpath Advisory from Bibby Financial Services (BFS), where he led BFS’ corporate sales team to deliver a range of asset-based lending solutions through its intermediary network to UK SMEs.

Ben joins Interpath’s UK Debt Advisory team, led by managing director John Miesner. The team advises organisations large and small throughout all stages of their fundraising journey – from refinancing existing facilities at maturity, through to funding initiatives that fuel organic growth or raising capital to support acquisitions, as well as advising those businesses that may need to navigate liquidity issues or challenging conversations with their lenders.

John Miesner, Head of Debt Advisory at Interpath, commented: “The ever growing diversity of debt providers, bouyancy of M&A markets, the evolution of ESG-focussed financings and of course, the fallout from the pandemic is driving an ever greater need for companies to seek timely and objective advice on navigating the options available to them.”

John continued: “Ben brings a wealth of experience and know-how to the Interpath team, and has a fantastic track record of advising fast-growing, ambitious SMEs on their funding options. We’re absolutely delighted to have him on board as we seek to build and grow our Debt Advisory capability.”

Ben Smith added: “Whether facing challenge or opportunity, the range of funding options available to businesses has evolved enormously over the past few years, meaning the requirement for sharp, clear-headed independent advice has never been more pressing. I’m excited to be joining Interpath at this exciting stage in their journey.”

Formerly KPMG’s UK Restructuring practice, Interpath is an independent financial advisory business with a broad range of specialisms that helps organisations facing challenge or opportunity to navigate what’s next.

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