Investx, Stratford upon Avon’s very own private equity business, today announced that Leon Sloyan formerly a commercial manager at Santander, has joined as Investment Director and will be responsible for portfolio acquisitions across all divisions.
Leon Joined the HSBC graduate scheme in 2005 having achieved a 2:1 honours degree in Economics, where he completed the two-year programme in 16 months and was appointed as a Commercial Manager in 2007. He was primarily focussed on providing funding and operational solutions to help SME’s grow and manage risk.
In 2010, he was appointed International Commercial Manager and managed a portfolio of SME businesses that had international operations and complex funding structures. Portfolio income grew from £800k to £1.3M in 2 years via organic growth but primarily portfolio acquisitions. Following stellar performances over the next three years which saw him awarded as the top performing Commercial Manager at HSBC in the Midlands for 3 years in a row, he joined Santander in 2013. From a standing start, he grew the Santander portfolio to over 30 new clients generating an annualised income of £1.5M in 3 years, lending £33M to growing SME’s primarily based in the manufacturing sector, along the way. He was also finalist for the Coventry & Warwickshire ‘Professional of the Year’ on 2 separate occasions.
“I’m delighted that Leon has joined our growing team here in Stratford, his skillset is mightily impressive and further enhances our ability to expand into the key designated market sectors as set out in our strategy. His strong business acumen, his ability to establish and maintain key stakeholder relationships quickly and his intelligent approach to negotiation are all factors which make him a perfect fit for Investx and we all look forward to a long and enjoyable working relationship with him for many years to come”. – Rob Whorrod, CEO, Investx Ltd
ABOUT INVESTX – Investx Ltd was established to acquire and develop small to medium sized engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses operating within specialised, global niche markets. Growth is achieved via internal development and acquisitions focused on entities with strong fundamentals whose performance can be improved.