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Panmure Gordon names new MD in Private Capital Solutions business

Panmure Gordon is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Collins as a Managing Director in its Private Capital Solutions business.

Adrian has 30 years of corporate finance and capital markets experience across the globe. Prior to joining Panmure Gordon, Adrian was Managing Director at Artesian Advisers, a corporate finance advisory boutique. He previously held senior roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust Australia.

Adrian reports to Michael Whealon, Head of Private Capital Solutions, who joined Panmure Gordon last September. Private Capital Solutions provides SME and mid-cap companies with equity and debt funding from global private capital markets investors including private equity funds, hedge funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and other institutional investors.

The Private Capital Solutions business aims to fill the gap in access to finance for SME and mid-cap unlisted companies in the UK, for whom borrowing costs are high from mainstream lenders. While large banks struggle with the cost of regulatory compliance, which they pass on to borrowers, and the competition for multinational business, Panmure Gordon is focusing on the real economy, working with companies from Cornwall to Scotland.

Adrian is the latest senior appointment by Panmure Gordon, as it delivers on its strategy to support the growth of UK SME and mid-cap corporates and investment companies by building long-term relationships and offering equity or debt in public or private markets.

John Muncey, Head of Investment Banking, commented: “We are pleased to have attracted someone of Adrian’s calibre to join us. The early momentum of the Private Capital Solutions business corroborates our strategy to diversify our offering and demonstrates the demand from SMEs and mid-cap companies for funding beyond public equity.”

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