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Biography

Christian joined Quayle Munro in 2014 from the Financial Institutions Group at Canaccord (formerly Hawkpoint).  Christian is primarily focused on advising businesses in:

  • Credit and specialty finance, where his experience includes banking (e.g. Shawbrook, Aldermore Bank, OneSavings Bank and Secure Trust Bank), consumer credit (e.g. Provident Financial), asset, business and vehicle finance (e.g. Hampshire Trust, Lombard/RBS), first and second charge mortgages (e.g. Ocean Finance) and NPLs (e.g. Lowell, Cabot, Marlin, ULTIMO and MCS)
  • Wealth management, where Christian’s clients have included Arbuthnot, AXA, Bellpenny, Bestinvest, Fortis, Invista Real Estate, Punter Southall, Smith & Williamson, Succession and Fleming Family & Partners
  • Financial services businesses enabled by technology, where recently Christian has advised Pollen Street on the sale of Target Group, a software and IT enabled servicer in banking, investment management and insurance, and Weswap, a currency exchange platform, on raising growth capital

Prior to Canaccord, Christian spent four years at PwC in London with a focus on banking and capital markets; clients included Barclays, Dresdner Kleinwort and JPMorgan.

Christian has advised on a wide range of completed transactions including:

  • Sales - Nostrum to Equiniti, BlueStep to EQT, Omni Capital Retail Finance to Castle Trust Capital plc, Target Group to Tech Mahindra, Marlin to Cabot, ULTIMO to B2, Lowell to Exponent and then TDR Capital, Ocean Finance to AIG and then to OneSavings Bank/Think Money, Thinc/BlueFin to Axa, Succession to Inflexion, Invista Real Estate to Palmer Capital and a stake in Fleming Family & Partners to Standard Chartered
  • Acquisitions - Shawbrook (BC Partners, Pollen Street Capital), Ascot Lloyd (Bellpenny), Cabot (Encore/JC Flowers), Hampshire Trust (Alchemy), Getback (Abris) and Bestinvest
  • IPOs - International Personal Finance, OneSavings Bank and Secure Trust Bank
  • Capital raisings - Bellpenny, Weswap, Aldermore Bank, Paternoster and the Icelandic Government

In 2009, Christian advised the Icelandic Government on the restructuring of its banking system and recapitalisation of the three main banks (Landsbanki, Kaupthing and Glitnir). This was a landmark transaction in the banking sector.

Christian graduated from York University with a BSc in Economics. He is also a Chartered Accountant.