Blazehill Capital

New lender Blazehill Capital recruits director

New alternative lender Blazehill Capital has appointed Jake Hyman (pictured above, left) as business development director.

Jack started his career at EY, before working for Wells Fargo where he spent four years developing a range of mid-market lending opportunities.

In his new position, he will lead Blazehill Capital’s origination efforts in London and the South. 

“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Blazehill Capital at the start of its journey,” Jack said.

“The firm’s skillset and experience means that it occupies a unique position in the market and has the ability to get to grips with complex situations quickly and execute on deals with conviction. 

“At Blazehill, we are comfortable providing capital to high-growth businesses but are also aware that many companies currently face significant challenges, and so we’re actively looking to support management teams through these difficult trading conditions, providing them with the necessary funding to help drive a recovery.”

The lender typically provides secured loans from £5m to £30m per transaction to companies with non-standard lending requirements that are often complex and time critical. 

The firm’s ambition is to build a lending book of over £1bn in five years.

Tom Weedall, managing director at Blazehill Capital (pictured, right), added: “Jake is a key appointment for Blazehill Capital, and I’m really pleased he has joined us as a founding team member who can see the potential in the unique offering we have and markets we can serve.” 

Blazehill Capital is backed by a number of high-profile investors, including WAFRA Capital Partners.

Michael Gontar, chief investment officer at WAFRA Capital Partners, commented: "Our attitude towards risk, views on the market and importance of long-term investment relationships are mirrored by the management team at Blazehill.  

“We are delighted to be backing Tom and believe this new partnership can become a market leading franchise in the UK."

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