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People

Our disciplines include deal structuring, work-outs, due diligence and corporate finance advisory. We also have experience of operational financial management in underperforming businesses.

We take pride in our technical expertise. By combining our thorough and professional approach to deal execution with the highest level of personal commitment, we consistently secure the very best deal for our clients.

Decades of experience in the asset based lending and advisory markets.

Click on the links below to view the personal profiles of the FRP Debt Advisory team:

Dave Edwards
Partner


Tel: +44 203 005 4127
Mob: +44 7775 674 342

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Dave was the founder of Litmus Advisory, establishing the business in 2004 and building on 16 years experience in Asset Based Lending. Dave started in the industry with Credit Factoring International (later Lombard NatWest) in 1988, running the Southern sales team from 1995 onwards. Dave also won the Chief Executive’s Award for Product Development for Committed Invoice Discounting in 1997, having worked extensively alongside Private Equity, funding buyouts using ABL – a considerable rarity at the time. Dave was hired by GE Capital in 2000 to launch their big ticket ABL offering in the UK.

Dave then conceived the idea of an Asset based Lending Advisory business with Postern Executive Group in 2003, launching in 2004, rebranding to Litmus in 2005 and then buying the business from Postern in 2009 with Andy and Nick. 

Dave, Andy and Nick sold Litmus in January 2016 to FRP Advisory, and continued to use the Litmus brand until October 2017.

Dave is involved in every FRP Debt Advisory assignment, predominantly in initial scoping, structuring and closing.



Andy Dimmock
Partner


Tel: +44 203 005 4125
Mob: +44 7739 819 559

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After working for six years in the leasing industry, Andy joined the new business team of International Factors (part of Lloyds Bank) in 1993. He also spent two years undertaking collateral due diligence on some of the Company’s largest clients.

Andy was approached in 1997 by GE Capital to bring all-Asset Based Lending to the UK Market. He established GE’s operation in the Midlands, and was voted inaugural winner of the Commercial Finance Dealmaker of the Year in 2000.

Andy joined Litmus Advisory as a Director in 2004, and was a shareholder when the business was sold to FRP Advisory in  January 2016, and is involved primarily in the structuring and due diligence aspects of all Debt Advisory transactions. As part of his role, Andy works extensively with Asset Based Lenders and Valuers to enhance debt offerings to clients.



Nick Grainger
Partner


Tel: +44 203 005 4126
Mob: +44 7980 803 464

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During his career spanning nearly twenty five years in ABL, Nick has held senior positions with LloydsTSB (International Factors), NM Rothschild (Five Arrows) and, more recently, GMAC Commercial Finance. Nick was also engaged by a syndicate of Scandinavian Banks through most of 2003 to lead and control a managed work-out of a distressed Asset Based Lending portfolio.

Nick has a comprehensive understanding of the key asset based lenders, their current products and evolving risk appetite. His considerable knowledge of lending in the Asset Based Lending environment together with his recent experience of managing and controlling a significant work-out programme enables him to provide clear objective advice to Litmus Advisory’s growing client base.

Nick joined Litmus Advisory as a Director in 2005, and was a shareholder when the business was sold to FRP Advisory in  January 2016, and is involved in all transactions, taking particularly responsibility for structuring and optimizing lender terms.



Andy Pickford
Director


Tel: +44 161 833 5638
Mob: +44 7548 228512

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Andy joined FRP Debt Advisory Limited in 2017 to expand the company’s established offering in London and the South. Through Andy, the debt advisory business is able to operate in conjunction with FRP Advisory’s established Manchester, Leeds and Preston operations to provide a dedicated debt advisory presence to service the North West and North East business communities.

Prior to joining, Andy had eighteen years of ABL experience having spent seven years working in deal origination for HSBC IF in the North West and latterly eleven years as Director for Origination with RBSIF in the North West and Yorkshire. In this role, Andy was responsible for transacting facilities ranging from £10m to £200m and worked extensively with Sponsor led, Listed and Pan European companies to arrange bi-lateral and syndicated facilities.

In the last five years Andy personally led transactions totalling over £800m and brings a wealth of complex deal structuring experience to his role as a Director of FRP Debt Advisory.  



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