Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory

DSW Debt Advisory – which helps companies to raise debt funding – has made two new senior appointments.

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory
From left to right: Chris Carter, Matt Thomas, Owen Malton, and Phil Tarimo

Owen Malton joins from Virgin Money, previously Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank, where he led the North of England structured finance business, while Matt Thomas was a director within the same team.

Owen, who joins as Partner, has over 30 years’ experience in finance, having spent five years in the debt advisory team at Tenon during his early career. After joining Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank, he helped to set up its acquisition finance business in 2006 and played a key role in building its structured finance capabilities.

Matt, who has been appointed as a Director, originally qualified as a lawyer and started his career at the Financial Ombudsman Service. He has over ten years’ experience in banking, having worked in structured finance with both RBS and HSBC before joining Virgin Money.

DSW Debt Advisory, which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network and based in Daresbury, was launched in 2020 by former senior banker Phil Tarimo and has since expanded into other regions.

Phil Tarimo says: “Owen and I worked together for many years at what was then Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, and I am delighted that both he and Matt are joining us. Their arrival will significantly enhance our debt advisory capabilities and will undoubtedly resonate in the market given the unequalled level of senior banking experience we can bring to bear to any transaction.

“Securing debt funding – on the right terms – will be critical for many businesses in the current climate. While there is a huge range of different funders and debt products, critical to long term success is finding the right funding partner and negotiating a flexible package of facilities that don’t hinder but help deliver a company’s strategic objectives. The unrivalled lending expertise of the DSW Debt Advisory team is key to that.”