Former Axa and UBS exec Anthony Shayle joins Excellion Capital

Press Coverage | 08 March 2023 | May Agaran at React News

Former Axa and UBS exec Anthony Shayle joins Excellion Capital

  • What Excellion Capital has appointed Anthony Shale as director for real estate
  • Why He will be responsible for growing its debt advisory business, focusing on the refinancing and restructuring of existing debts
  • What next Firm to continue growing its debt advisory business and expand its proprietary investment portfolio

Boutique investor and adviser Excellion Capital has named Anthony Shayle as director for real estate.

Shayle was previously the managing director and head of real estate debt for EMEA at UBS Asset Management for 11 years. Under his guidance, his team had deployed and managed £1.5bn in assets across UK real estate and real estate debt.

He also spent several years at Axa Real Estate Investment Managers (Axa REIM) as director for real estate private equity, and following a short stint as managing director at Curzon Global Partners, became head of asset management at Axa REIM for the UK, Nordics and Benelux. He was responsible for circa €15bn of assets under management and had launched four new funds with around €1.2bn of equity.

Most recently, he served as chief investment officer at alternative lending platform Relendex. At Excellion, he will be responsible for growing its debt advisory business, with a focus on refinancing or restructuring existing debts. His appointment follows a marked increase in refinancing activity and enquiries at the firm, driven by higher interest rates in the macro environment.

He will be reporting to Ashley Marks, head of real estate and managing director.

Founded in 2007, Excellion has taken part in several key financial transactions including advising on a £62.9m financing on behalf of global investment manager Barings. The facility was provided to Domus Social Housing to fund a social housing portfolio of around 50 properties. Excellion also arranged a £110m loan for Red Oak Taverns, which is geared towards refinancing the pub  operator’s existing debts as well as for future acquisitions and capex.

In the last 24 months, the firm has raised more than £500m in debt for clients to provide financing for investments and developments for hotel, pub, leisure, residential, healthcare and  commercial assets. Excellion will target the growth of its debt advisory business and proprietary investment portfolio. It has a separate equity investment arm which co-invest with partners in UK  real estate, with investments ranging from £1m to £10m.

Robert Stafler, co-founder and CEO at Excellion Capital, said: “Anthony’s appointment is nothing short of a coup: he joins with a pristine institutional background and deep experience of the highest pedigree. More and more of our clients need help to refinance existing debts and seek our assistance. Anthony’s multi-decade experience as a lender in UK real estate will be invaluable in this regard.

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