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Our People

Meet the Team

John Weeden

Managing Partner

Mobile: +44 (0)7872 535 285
Email: john.weeden@cadenceadvisory.co.uk

Hugely experienced ABL lender with nearly 15 years lending experience with UK-based High Street lender and previously 5 years at ground breaking US ABL provider
Mathematics and Economics graduate, worked in insolvency prior to joining Burdale Financial in 1998, supporting the risk function and business development through an aggressive growth period Joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2003 in credit risk and underwriting.
Latterly Head of ABL Transactions at LBG, involved in complex, primarily Mid-Cap and syndicated ABL opportunities
In-depth knowledge across a broad range of ABL elements, including: collateral audit; credit and underwriting; origination; strategy; product development; complex structuring; and syndicated deal management
Expert in ABL legal documentation having negotiated in excess of 50 complex bilateral, international and syndicated ABL facility documents

Karl Holmes

Managing Partner

Mobile: +44 (0)7458 045 769
Email: karl.holmes@cadenceadvisory.co.uk

25 years working in corporate advisory roles for financial stakeholders
FCA and formerly Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, started career working primarily on restructuring, exit planning and distressed M&A at Deloitte – Partner in Baker Tilly Restructuring team from 2004 to 2006
Worked with ABL from 2003, managing Large lender Key Account relationships at Deloitte and Baker Tilly;
Worked alongside team advising MBI from Venture into KBC bank in 2006 and joined KBC Business Capital to head up syndication practice, working with ABLs well-known from previous KA roles
KBC acquired by PNC in 2010 – focus switched to Private Equity sponsored deals, working with investors looking at acquisition and / or working capital finance, and CF advisers operating in markets suited to ABL – particularly manufacturing and service industries
In 2015 moved to MBO opportunity working with principal from the KBC transaction – joined target company as FD, upgraded quality, depth and range of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, set up ABL facility and sourced mezz funding for prospective deal.

Katharine Weeden

Business Development Director

Mobile: +44 (0) 7702 560077
Email: katharine.weeden@cadenceadvisory.co.uk

Over 25 years’ experience working within the Asset Based Lending Market, having started with Hill Samuel Commercial Finance in 1993.
Headed up various operations functions and client management teams at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance gaining an outstanding knowledge of the workings and structural possibilities of all areas of Asset Based Lending.
Became ABL Business Development Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance 2006, focussing on the sponsored mid-cap and global Sector, delivering a number of complex transactional deals.
Worked as EA to the Head of Region in Global Transaction Banking, Trade and Working Capital Mid Markets (team comprised of 25 people). Provided advice and support to colleagues within both New Business and Relationship Management roles
Highly experienced in ABL borrowers’ practical, administration and operational requirements