Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking has announced the appointment of Peter Mullen to the position of Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance. Peter brings to his new role a wealth of experience in the mid-market leveraged finance sector and will have teams based in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Stamford Connecticut, Chicago Illinois as well as support functions in Dublin. The team are specialists in leveraged finance – arranging, underwriting and distributing transactions, providing debt finance solutions to leading private equity houses in the European and US leveraged buyout markets and the product range includes senior and subordinated debt, unitranche and super senior facilities.
Peter joined Bank of Ireland in 2006 to establish its Syndicated Finance team that is responsible for the co-ordination, underwriting and distribution of transactions primarily in the leveraged loan market. Prior to joining Bank of Ireland, Peter spent 8 years at Société Générale in London and New York where he was a Director in the leveraged loan syndicate group. Before that, Peter worked with Chase Manhattan Bank where he was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group based in London.
Commenting on the appointment, Tom Hayes, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: “We are delighted to announce Peter’s appointment as Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance, which is a key component of Bank of Ireland’s international strategy. Our commitment to the European and US mid-market leveraged market has remained strong in recent years and our track record speaks for itself. The Bank of Ireland name is highly respected especially in the UK, Europe and the US, where we have significant businesses of scale in the field. We wish Peter every success in his new role and I am confident that this appointment will help to position the business for further growth in the years ahead.”
Paul McKenna will replace Peter Mullen as Head of Syndications. Paul joined Bank of Ireland in 2013 and has worked closely with Peter to help deliver a very successful underwriting capability. Paul is a former Head of Leveraged Syndications and Debt Advisory with ING and brings significant capital markets experience to this role.