About Axis Arbor

We are a highly skilled, relationship focused, capital advisory firm

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We are trusted partners in the strategic thinking of our clients. Innovation is at the core of our offering from strategy to execution

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We strive to represent our clients’ interests,  driving market innovation and embracing complexity in increasingly challenging and constantly evolving financial markets across Europe and the US

Our team

Gurjit S. Bedi.

Gurjit S. Bedi.

Founding Partner Representative
Gurjit Bedi is a representative of Cesaret Holdings Limited (“CHL”). CHL was one of the original founding members of Axis Arbor Partners LLP (“Axis Arbor”) in October 2020. CHL is a Designated Member of the LLP and Gurjit Bedi is authorised to act on its behalf in setting the strategy and direction of Axis Arbor.

Gurjit is a Founding Partner Representative of Axis Arbor Partners. With 17 years of capital and advisory experience, Gurjit has a long-standing track record of advising a series of notable founders and global sponsors on their financing needs. He was previously a Managing Partner at Marlborough Partners and a founding member with over a decade at the firm. Gurjit has a deep, multi-faceted track record of advising and leading a series of complex European, cross-border and North American financings and is widely recognised as a trusted thought partner by many of his clients. Having qualified as an engineer from Imperial College, he started his career at Houlihan Lokey in London, focusing on capital advisory, financial restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions

David Parker

David Parker

Co-Founding Partner Representative
David Parker is a representative of Tabula Rasa Holdings Limited (“TRH”). TRH was a co-founding member of Axis Arbor Partners LLP (“Axis Arbor”) in September 2021. TRH is a Designated Member of the LLP and David Parker is authorised to act on its behalf in setting the strategy and direction of Axis Arbor.

David is a Co-Founding Partner Representative of Axis Arbor Partners. He has a 24 year capital and advisory track record, previously as a founder and Managing Partner at Marlborough Partners as well as further senior roles at Houlihan Lokey. He has an unparalleled track record spanning multiple market cycles and has led numerous groundbreaking direct lending, capital markets and restructuring assignments. Alongside his advisory track record, he also has extensive private credit buyside investing experience and sell side leveraged and structured finance exposure from roles at both CIBC World Markets and The Royal Bank of Scotland

Holly Bott

Holly Bott

Partner

Holly is a Partner and a founding member of Axis Arbor Partners. She has 12 years’ capital advisory and leveraged finance banking experience, spanning a broad range of private equity, founder-backed and corporate transactions in small, mid and large cap markets across Europe and the US. Prior to joining Axis Arbor, she was a Director at Marlborough Partners. In her early career, she held various positions within the Leveraged Finance division at Barclays

Jochem Bron

Jochem Bron

Managing Director

Jochem is a Managing Director and founding member of Axis Arbor Partners. He has a broad range of experience, having worked on >70 successful debt advisory mandates, supporting private equity sponsors, founders and management teams throughout the financing lifecycle of their (portfolio) companies from initial growth or acquisition financing to post IPO facilities across Europe and the US. He was previously a Director at Marlborough Partners, and started his career in the leveraged finance department of NIBC Bank in The Hague

Bhaven Modasia

Bhaven Modasia

Director - Finance and Operations

Bhaven is the Director of Finance and Operations at Axis Arbor Partners. Prior to joining Axis Arbor he spent six years as Director of Finance for a FinTech start-up and twelve years at Deloitte in its Corporate Finance Advisory practice. Bhaven read Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant

Ibrahim Abdelhalim

Ibrahim Abdelhalim

Vice President

Ibrahim is a Vice President and founding team member of Axis Arbor Partners. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) having begun his career at EY’s audit practice. He latterly moved to EY’s debt advisory team, following which he spent one year at Marlborough Partners. In total he has advised in over 30 completed financing mandates covering multiple sectors and product offerings ranging from leveraged finance, growth finance, corporate issuances, ABL’s and bond restructuring

Thomas Krom

Thomas Krom

Vice President

Thomas is a Vice President at Axis Arbor Partners. He started his career within leveraged finance, first at NIBC Bank before moving to the mid-market team of ING. Prior to joining Axis Arbor he was a Vice President at DC Advisory and Marlborough Partners. His experience has been focused on a wide variety of advisory mandates including acquisition financings, refinancings, and capital markets transactions

Rubén de Cuba

Rubén de Cuba

Vice President

Rubén is an Vice President at Axis Arbor Partners. Since the start of his career in 2017, he has been focused on credit. Previously, he worked at the debt advisory department of Kempen & Co, where he advised on a wide range of transactions including acquisition financings, development financings, refinancings and recapitalisations. He has also held roles in leveraged finance and asset management

Patrick Lindsay

Patrick Lindsay

Associate

Patrick is an Associate at Axis Arbor Partners. He started his career at Bank of America in 2017 in credit structuring and underwriting focussed on coverage of German corporates, before moving shortly to UK&I corporate banking. His experience has been focussed on acquisition financing, debt and ratings advisory, and coverage for capital markets and treasury products

Tarun Singh Bhogal

Tarun Singh Bhogal

Analyst

Tarun is an Analyst at Axis Arbor Partners. He was previously a member of DC Advisory’s infrastructure coverage team where he worked on a variety of debt advisory and buyside M&A transactions, particularly across the transport and energy verticals. Additionally, he held roles in a TMT advisory boutique and in the investment team of a European private equity fund. Tarun holds a BSc in Accountancy and Finance from Warwick Business School

Pietro Rocco di Torrepadula

Pietro Rocco di Torrepadula

Analyst

Pietro is an Analyst at Axis Arbor Partners. He started his career at Tikehau Capital in direct lending, focusing on mid-market transactions including acquisition financings, refinancings, and incremental facilities. Pietro holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University as well as an MSc in Financial Analysis from London Business School

Meghna Mehta

Meghna Mehta

Executive Assistant

Meghna is an Executive Assistant at Axis Arbor Partners. Previously Meghna was at Dial Partners and has 20 years of experience heading up operations, finance, and compliance functions at corporate finance firms in London

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