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TDC strengthens team with high-profile appointment and double promotion

25th March 2019, 10:13 am

Tosca Debt Capital (TDC) has appointed Stuart Thwaites as Investment Director as it strengthens its regional deal making and advisory team ahead of its next fundraising launch.

As Investment Director, Stuart will leverage his extensive financial due diligence experience throughout TDC’s growing deal opportunities pipeline to convert new transactions, as well as working together with portfolio companies to execute strategic growth plans that drive wealth for shareholders and investors. He will also support Fund reporting to current and prospective investors.

Prior to TDC, Stuart spent more than 20 years with EY, most recently as a senior due diligence professional in the North West, after relocating from London in 2006. During this time, he led a range of cross-sector transactions that supported regional SMEs, mid-market corporates, private equity houses and entrepreneurs.

TDC has also promoted Craig Monks to Investment Manager and Tom Chappell to Investment Executive. Craig and Tom joined the team in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and have been pivotal in delivering TDC’s strategy by building a successful investment portfolio and forging lasting relationships that add real value.

As the UK’s only regionally based and SME focused debt fund, TDC provides established businesses outside of London with long-term capital. To date, its Manchester-based team has raised c.£330m in institutional capital for deployment across regional marketplaces, and has so far invested £212m of this across 19 transactions.

TDC Partner, Richard Williams, comments: “Stuart has exceptional deal making credentials developed throughout his career and his experience will be a real asset to TDC as we continue to build our portfolio and turn our attention towards the raising of our Fund III. This will be our most ambitious fundraising target yet and will bring us a step closer towards achieving our vision of £1bn in funds under management.

“Promoting from within is another major focus here at TDC and both Craig and Tom are outstanding talents. Their promotions reaffirm our commitment to regional economies by ensuring we attract and retain the expertise needed to support a growing number of ambitious management teams and investors, whilst delivering the same high levels of service to our existing portfolio.”

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