Finance Expert in Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member since January 20, 2021
Mark excels in operating as a translator between business functions and financial markets. In his 20+ year career, initially with UBS, Santander, and GE, and more recently with start-ups, he has performed in management, origination, capital raising, and investment roles. Mark often deals with first-time issuers and is fluent in aviation, energy, and consumer/SME finance. He has been based in Europe, the USA, and ASEAN and believes models should reflect but don’t drive real-life operations.
Joined a start-up business to develop and deliver Algae biomass to be used in the energy sector. Worked beside the founder to translate the idea into a business and converted the "technology speak" into finance metrics and documents.
Received $6.5 million offer to develop the first plantation in the form of Convertible Preferred Shares.
Assisted as a part of the origination team for a $70 million offtake contract.
Focus areas: Fundraising, New Business Development
2013 - 2018
Amur Capital Management
Completed origination and execution of private finance deals in the transportation sector backed by aircraft, helicopters, spare parts dry bulk cargo vessels and offshore support vessels.
Completed origination of a $200 million 10-year debt facility from a New York-based hedge fund.
Shifted the focus from mid-2015 to business development in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries with a mandate to concentrate on aviation and oil and gas.
Focus areas: Private Equity
2012 - 2013
Structured, arranged, and placed a wide variety of European consumer assets for Santander subsidiary companies. Assets included UK car leases, Dutch consumer loans, Italian consumer loans, Polish car leases, ad UK master trust residential mortgages.
Placed senior debt with private investors and as repo collateral with ECB.
Charged with building out third-party business and executed two credit card transactions for a UK and a Spanish firm.
Focus areas: Fundraising
2001 - 2011
Structured and placed over $30 billion of capital for issuers ranging from national governments and infrastructure projects to single-tenant leases.
Originated over $8 billion of debt for aviation-related assets and increased the leverage rate by 15% compared to prior transactions. These deals have all performed and have survived the last two major economic crises.
Served clients based in multiple countries in Europe and the United States and varied from first-time issuers with no knowledge of the six-month process involved in arranging ABS deals to repeat government issuers.
Brought to funding new segments of the market including UK Student Accommodation, Liquid Carbon Dioxide and aircraft engines.