ThinCats appoints Tom Horton to lead West Midlands Business Development team

Tom is a highly regarded corporate financier with more than 20 years' experience in debt and equity based in Birmingham including senior roles at Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Most recently Tom has spent three years at BGF where he supported numerous SMEs across the Midlands as a board director, making investments from £2m to £20m. Whilst at BGF Tom also headed support across BGF’s national portfolio, helping review and access covid recovery lending schemes.

Tom will work alongside Brian Don (Regional head of credit), David Jamieson (Head of private equity credit) and Peter Talbot (Head of Transaction Management) to bolster ThinCats’ support for mid-sized businesses in the West Midlands.

I’m excited to be joining the experienced ThinCats team as they continue to support more mid-sized businesses across the UK, including in the West Midlands. ThinCats’ ambition and funding capability is a huge attraction and I look forward to helping it become a long-term funding partner to more of the fantastic businesses in the region.

Tom Horton, Director, Regional Business Development

Mike Hackett, Head of Business Development, ThinCats: “It’s great to welcome Tom to the team as we continue to expand in the Midlands. Tom brings a wealth of experience as both a debt and equity investor which will be invaluable in creating the bespoke debt structures in which ThinCats specialises. Tom is well known in the Midlands business finance community and will play a key role in bringing ThinCats’ personal and flexible funding approach to a wider audience of advisers and private equity investors in the region.”