Three new appointments at Alcentra

Sarah Madore, Joanna Layton and Maria Garcia Diego (from the left)
Sarah Madore, Joanna Layton and Maria Garcia Diego (from the left)

Alcentra, an alternative fixed income specialist for BNY Mellon Investment Management (IM), today announced the appointments of Sarah Madore, Maria Garcia Diego and Joanna Layton to new roles within its European Direct Lending team.

12.07.2018, 13:03 Uhr

Redaktion: sif

Sarah Madore and Maria Garcia Diego join as Associates. In addition to the two external appointments, Joanna Layton was hired internally and promoted to Head of European Direct Lending Portfolio Monitoring. Consisting of 12 nationalities, the now 22-strong-person team has an average of nine years’ experience within the European Direct Lending space.

In their roles as Associates, Sarah and Maria will provide additional resource on key European markets. Sarah will be responsible for the origination and execution of Italian and French private debt investments across a variety of industries. Maria will be responsible for sourcing and executing private debt investments across industries, with a focus on the Spanish market. In her new role, Joanna is responsible for reporting and monitoring performance across the portfolios positions at Alcentra. She also holds the title of Deputy Head of European Credit.

Different backgrounds
Prior to joining Alcentra, Sarah was an Associate in the financial sponsors solutions team at UniCredit in Milan, Italy, covering private equity investors and providing financing packages to support leveraged buyouts (LBOs) in the Italian market. Before that she worked at JP Morgan in its Italian M&A team.

Maria previously worked in the financial sponsors team at Citi, where she focused on M&A and financing transactions of LBOs, across a range of industries and geographies. Before this, Maria worked at Investindustrial Advisors, a mid-market Italian private equity investment house.

Joanna joined Alcentra in 2005 and was previously a Senior Analyst for the European Liquid Loans business at Alcentra. Prior to joining Alcentra, Joanna was an Associate Director in GE Commercial Finance’s leveraged finance business, where she focused on the structuring and execution of European leveraged transactions. Before joining GE, Joanna was an analyst within Mizuho Corporate Bank’s leveraged finance credit team.

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