David WilmotJoint Head of Mezzanine and Private Equity
David joined in November 2000 from Société Générale ("SG") where he was Head of the UK Leveraged Finance team which he developed into a leading arranger of senior and mezzanine LBO debt. David has extensive experience in European leveraged debt origination, execution and portfolio management. He is jointly responsible for Babson's European mezzanine debt and private equity investment activities in Europe, and is co-chair of the European Mezzanine Investment Committee. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University and an MBA from City University Business School.
Adam Eifion-JonesJoint Head of Mezzanine and Private Equity
Adam joined in May 2005 from the Royal Bank of Scotland ("RBS") where he worked in the Leveraged Finance business since 1994. Adam played a key role in the successful growth and development of this business, leading teams in the structuring and arranging of senior and mezzanine debt in addition to credit and portfolio management responsibilities. Between 2002 and the beginning of 2005, Adam was Managing Director of the national mid-market Corporate and Structured Finance business within RBS, successfully developing and managing the mid-market book with responsibility for origination, execution and portfolio control. Adam holds a BSc (Hons) in Finance and Economics and joined Babson Capital Europe to assist with the launch and development of the mezzanine business across the UK and Continental Europe. He is Joint Head of Mezzanine and Private Equity and a member of the Mezzanine Investment Committee.
David HirschmannManaging Director
David joined in May 2002 from UBS Warburg where he worked in the Investment Banking division focusing on financial sponsors coverage. Prior to joining UBS Warburg, David spent fifteen months at ABN Amro in Paris as a Credit Analyst working on structured and leveraged finance deals. David holds an Economic and Finance Degree from HEC, a French premier business school. David's responsibilities include sourcing, analysing and transacting new mezzanine investment opportunities for Babson Capital Europe's mezzanine funds. He is also responsible for the development of the manager's access to investment opportunities in the French market.
Mark WiltonManaging Director
Mark joined in September 2005 from the Royal Bank of Scotland ("RBS") where he worked in the Corporate and Structured Finance ("CSF") business since January 2002. During his time at RBS, Mark was influential in the successful growth of the London CSF team, which more than doubled its income within this period. Mark led a number of high profile transactions, structuring and arranging both senior debt and mezzanine finance in support of private equity sponsored deals. Prior to RBS, Mark spent five years working as a Corporate Finance Adviser for both Catalyst Corporate Finance, an independent boutique and PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC"). Mark qualified as an ACA in 1996 at PwC and holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from Loughborough University. Mark's responsibilities include sourcing, analysing and transacting new mezzanine investment opportunities for Babson Capital Europe's mezzanine funds.
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