About Axis Arbor
We are a highly skilled, relationship focused, capital advisory firm
We are trusted partners in the strategic thinking of our clients. Innovation is at the core of our offering from strategy to execution
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
Christopher is Chairman of Axis Arbor Partners. He was previously a practising lawyer in the United States, the U.K. and the Middle East, lastly as a senior partner at Latham & Watkins, specialising in origination and restructuring of acquisition and leveraged financing and other non-investment grade debt structures. He spent more than two years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry. He is also a partner in Oxford Investment Consultants, which specialises in early-stage investment in biotech & healthcare, machine learning, photonics, quantum computing, and cleantech, and serves as a Board member of several companies
Gurjit S. Bedi.
Gurjit is a Managing Partner and founder 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 is a Managing Partner 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 is a Partner at 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 is a Managing Director at 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 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.
Roeland is an Executive Director at Axis Arbor Partners. Since the start of his career in 2014, he has specialised in the execution of leveraged finance transactions across the UK, Continental Europe and the US, both as an advisor and as debt provider. Transaction experience includes amongst others acquisition financing, refinancings, recapitalisations and growth financing. Roeland was previously an Associate Director at Marlborough Partners, and before that worked in the leveraged finance department of NIBC Bank in The Hague as well as in London
Ibrahim is a Vice President at Axis Arbor. 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
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.
Rubén de Cuba
Rubén is an Associate 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.
Pietro Rocco di Torrepadula
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.