Nicolas Besson

Director, Credit

Nicolas has over 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry focusing on leveraged finance transactions on a pan-European basis.

Nicolas joined Pemberton in 2016 and is a member of the Credit Analyst Team where he is responsible for analysing new investment opportunities by conducting due diligence, structuring / modelling transactions, running performance scenarios, and assigning an internal credit rating. Nicolas is also responsible for the ongoing monitoring and management of existing portfolio investments, including regular credit and rating reviews.

Previously Nicolas was a Director in the restructuring team of GE Capital’s European leveraged finance franchise. In this role Nicolas managed transactions in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Nicolas also gained exposure on project finance transactions in Spain. Prior to focussing on restructuring situations, Nicolas was an account manager underwriting and monitoring new leveraged deals.

Prior to joining GE Capital, Nicolas worked at BNP Paribas (2006-2008) in Portugal as a credit analyst and at Barclays (2008-2010) as an account manager for corporate and sponsor leveraged transactions with focus on France and Spain, and at EY (2010-2011) as an executive in the Financial Services Risk Advisory practice.

Nicolas is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and has working knowledge of German. Nicolas is a CFA Charterholder and holds a European Master’s in International Management from ESCP Europe, for which he studied in Paris, Oxford and Berlin.

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