Interpath Advisory has announced the appointment of two new directors to its Debt Advisory and Transaction Services teams as it continues to build out and grow its suite of advisory services.
Louise O’Sullivan joins Interpath with over 14 years’ of banking and advisory experience. Prior to joining Interpath, she spent 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. Louise works across a range of sectors and specialises in in ESG-linked financings.
Louise started her career in banking where she worked as a credit analyst in BNP Paribas's Large Corporate banking team, followed by a period in BNPP's Corporate Acquisition Finance team.
Louise joins Interpath’s 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.
The team has recently advised on transactions including supporting Endless on the procurement of debt financing facilities in relation to its acquisition of KTC (Edibles) Limited; 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 £500m Sustainability Linked Loan.
Also joining Interpath is Matthew Townsend, who has over 13 years’ experience in Transaction Services.
Matthew joins the firm from FTI Consulting where he was a Managing Director, prior to which he worked in KPMG’s London-based Private Equity team. During his career, he has worked on a wide variety of assignments spanning both buy-side and vendor financial due diligence, and across a wide range of sectors including technology, retail, business services, manufacturing and leisure.
Matthew joins Interpath’s fast-growing Transaction Services team led by Managing Director Russell Worrall. The team work across both buy-side and sell-side due diligence, including vendor assistance.
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.”
Commenting on Matthew’s arrival, Russell Worrall, Head of Transaction Services at Interpath, said: “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.”