Dealmaker joins Yorkshire Bank team
A dealmaker who worked on several high-profile transactions while at Deloitte has joined Yorkshire Bank's business and private banking team in Leeds.
Charlie Barker joins as an acquisition finance director from Deloitte where he spent 11 years, eight of which were in the corporate finance advisory team.
In the past 12 months, Barker has advised HgCapital and Zenith management on the buyout of Zenith and Leasedrive, and also LDC on its investment in Express Engineering. He also advised Fastflow Group on its acquisition of DW Contractors.
The appointment was cited as an example of Yorkshire Bank's continued focus on acquisition finance in which has included support for EMIS Group's acquisition of Ascribe, the management buyout of Fine Industries alongside NorthEdge Capital and Simply Biz's acquisition of Staffcare.
Dan Rosinke, head of corporate banking for Yorkshire Bank in the East of England, said: "Market conditions are improving and many businesses are taking advantage of increased confidence and activity to invest and ready themselves for a period of consistent growth.
"Our recent experience points to a buoyant leveraged market with increased deal flow in recent months."