Co-founder and joint Managing Director
Mark Woolhouse graduated from St John’s Oxford and entered the banking world, training with JP Morgan in New York and subsequently working with one of JP Morgan’s London based affiliates, Saudi International Bank. He then worked with the UK merchant banks Hill Samuel and Charterhouse.
Mark has a very broad background in corporate and investment banking, having worked over a 14 year period as an analyst, investor, corporate financier and structured finance originator and adviser. Mark worked as a sovereign and corporate credit analyst for a large bond portfolio investing across the credit spectrum, from AAA sovereigns and ABS to US high yield and “busted” convertibles. Mark subsequently ran a sizeable loan portfolio and became an advisor and originator, structuring and arranging over $2Bn of loans for a series of SABIC joint ventures in Saudi Arabia. Mark then moved into European infrastructure financing where he advised the UK Government on the tendering of the Channel Tunnel Rail link project and separately advised the winning private sector consortium on the Athens Ring Road project where Mark’s team arranged and structured in excess of £1Bn of loans and guarantees. Mark continues his involvement in infrastructure and has recently worked as a consultant with a UK regulator.
In addition to his banking experience, Mark has also arranged and led a highly successful management buyout of a Sheffield based engineering business and was instrumental in the development over the first half of the decade of one of London’s leading tailored financial training businesses, which he and his partners successfully sold in 2006.
As a trainer Mark has worked internationally with numerous global investment banks and multinationals, including: Citigroup, Barclays Capital, Rothschild, Morgan Stanley, HSBC and KPMG. Mark’s background in leveraged finance and Private equity has led him to roles with Lloyds Development Capital, Terra Firma and the British Venture Capital Association. Mark trains broadly in loans and fixed income, corporate finance, valuation and financial modelling. He coaches at senior levels across a range of investment subjects including credit and fixed income analysis, corporate structuring, leveraged finance, leveraged products and securitisation. Mark Woolhouse has also authored manuals on credit products, corporate structuring and the financial modelling.