Daniel

Daniel Kirtley

Manager

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Dan spent ten years in banking, the first half of this time as a Credit Officer covering international financial institutions and the second half in Structured Finance, lending into UK  PE buyouts and leveraged corporate financings. Dan then became a relationship banker managing a portfolio of leveraged FTSE 250 Leisure Companies before moving from London to the South Coast.
 
After a year providing financial modelling to regional businesses (including a transformational £70m acquisition for a pre-IPO online retail company), Dan joined the strong and highly regarded team at Meridian. Since joining, he has worked on mandates ranging from sub-£1m trade disposals, to £34m sales to multinational new entrants. He has also assisted the structuring of a number of succession-focussed MBOs funded by bank debt, ranging in deal size from £7m to £20m and allowing founder-owners to step back at the right pace for them

Personal statement

I greatly enjoy the range of businesses and characters we work for, together with the challenge to find bespoke options that recognise their goals and situation.  I am still struck by the depth and breadth of relationships that Meridian has built through the region, stretching back 15 years and I look forward to continuing this through our personable and professional approach into the future. 

In my spare time I am a keen sailor and am often found sailing on the Solent Waters.  
 

Qualifications

Msc Finance - University of Leicester

BA (Hons) Politics with East European Studies - University of Nottingham

Awards

CF Team of the Year 2017 - The Business Magazine’s Annual Solent Deals Awards

History

2016-present
Manager - Meridian CF Ltd
2015-2016
Director - Westgate Advisers
2014-2015
Associate Director - RBS Large Corporate Coverage
2010-2014
Assistant Director - RBS Structured Finance Transactions
2006-2010
Credit Officer - RBS
2004-2006
Relationship Manager - RBS (UK, Ireland & Eastern Europe)

Relevant deals

This transaction completely exceeded my expectations and it is a great feeling to meet with existing team members and new team members knowing that they too feel exactly the same.  Thank you to the whole Meridian team, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you

Clive Ponsford, Founder and former MD , Cega Group