Breal Zeta Commercial Finance, an asset-based lending specialist, has appointed Geraint Regan as regional business development director, underlining its growth plans for the UK Midlands.
Breal Zeta CF is part of the Breal group of companies and an affiliate of a global credit fund that has £33bn of assets under management.
The company offers structured asset-based lending up to a £150m hold level to provide working capital solutions to UK mid-market businesses.
Regan is a PwC qualified chartered accountant and joins Breal Zeta with over 20 years’ corporate finance and advisory experience, most recently at ThinCats where he was director, regional business development.
He also has transactional experience with EY, IBM and RBS and was director of corporate finance at Mazars before joining the alternative finance provider.
Geraint said: “The Midlands is the engine room of the UK economy, an established financial centre with a strong manufacturing base, it has a vibrant intermediary community and an active and growing private equity presence.
“The time is right for Breal Zeta to enter the local market as a highly credible and proactive ABL, with the necessary firepower to drive certainty into large complex transactions.”
Robert Wakeford, managing director of UK Sales, said: “Geraint is an outstanding addition to our team at Breal Zeta and brings with him extensive transactional experience, an excellent network bonded with a strong entrepreneurial ethos. Strategically, the Midlands is a key region for Breal Zeta and is the beating heart of UK manufacturing.
“He joins a growing team of directors across the business who will be instrumental in delivering our plans for growth and supporting local businesses.”