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July 5, 2021

MAF expands healthcare division with two new director

By Alejandro Gonzalez

UK finance broker MAF Finance Group has appointed two healthcare directors who have arranged more than £500m of funding for the sector.

The appointments of Jonathan Thompson as senior director of Healthcare and John Anderson as director of Healthcare come on the heels of the company’s acquisition by Begbies Traynor Group in May 2021.

The directors have a background in “structuring deals, delivering complex, multi-layered debt facilities for a range of businesses across the sector,” MAF said in a press release. 

Thompson has over 40 years’ banking experience in senior healthcare roles at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Barclays, while and Anderson has over 15 years’ corporate banking experience, beginning with Bank of Scotland Corporate before spending 11 years at Barclays as a healthcare relationship director.

MAF director, Dave Chapman, said: “Having both Jonathan and John join MAF at this crucial stage of our growth is really important for us.

“With these new appointments, we are well on the way to creating one of the premier healthcare teams in the UK and with the help of Begbies Traynor Group, we are building a strong future for MAF and the businesses we help to grow.”

Jonathan Thompson, senior director of Healthcare, said: “We’re both looking forward to joining the strong existing team at MAF who have developed a true sector-leading brokering proposition within healthcare.

“Even in this climate, the sector is highly attractive to investors, and the market is very liquid which presents a multitude of options to support growth and development plans of ambitious operators.”

Mike Gascoigne, director, head of healthcare at MAF, said: “We’re expanding our team with talented experts, and they bring with them a wealth of experience that healthcare businesses need now more than ever.

“We’re looking forward to enhancing our relationships with our funders further as we help existing and new clients to achieve their future goals.”

In May, Leasing Life reported that Begbies Traynor Group had acquired finance broker, MAF Finance Group, in a deal worth up to £11.75m.

MAF Finance acquired by Begbies Traynor in £11.75m deal

Main image (from left): John Anderson, Mike Gascoigne, Dave Chapman and Jonathan Thompson.

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