Shawbrook is now the fastest growing debt provider for M&A transactions in the UK

Source: Experian MarketIQ UK & Ireland M&A Review, 2019


Shawbrook Bank, the specialist lender for UK SMEs, is now the fastest growing debt provider for merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the UK.

In a report recently carried out by Experian MarketIQ – Experian’s business market intelligence and research platform – Shawbrook was the highest new entry in the debt provider rankings by deal volume, appearing in 7th place.

Shawbrook is the highest new entry on the list, which includes some of the most prominent and established banking brands in the UK.

Neil Rudge, Managing Director of Shawbrook’s Business Finance Division said: “With specialist leveraged debt products to support business acquisitions, including sponsor-backed transactions, we’re helping more businesses capitalise on the benefits a change in ownership can bring.”

Mr Rudge added: “We’ve provided debt to support the acquisition of businesses across a number of sectors from energy to engineering, manufacturing and technology, including MBOs, company-to-company take-overs and sponsor-backed acquisitions.

“Our ability to move quickly has been well received and is a key reason for our rapid growth in this specialist area of the SME lending market.”

“Our achievements have also been supported by the advisory and financial sponsor communities, with which we have very strong relationships thanks to the quality of our teams in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.  Attracting excellent people has been a priority, especially given our thoughtful approach to decision making and structuring which require skill and experience to deliver.” 

You can read the full report from Experian here.