Matthew Houseley has advised clients on the structuring and financing of project financings for over 20 years. Matthew is a founding partner of Newbridge Advisors. He previously worked for Royal Bank of Canada for 12 years following a 9-year career at Greenwich NatWest and was the Managing Director, Head of RBC’s Social Infrastructure team. Matthew has helped to deliver funding for government offices, hospitals, housing, rail, renewables, roads, schools, secure accommodation, universities, waste and water projects. Other work has included advising clients on equity disposals and acquisitions, regeneration initiatives, restructurings and capital raisings. Matthew is currently working on projects in the UK and the Netherlands and has previously worked on projects in France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the USA. For six months in 2003 Matthew was seconded to Partnerships UK where he established the refinancings Taskforce. Matthew holds a BA in Physics from Jesus College, University of Oxford.
Richard Dodson has been a financial adviser on project finance transactions for 11 years. Richard is a founding partner of Newbridge Advisors. For the previous 6 years he was part of Royal Bank of Canada’s Infrastructure Finance team where he advised sponsors primarily on PPP/PFI transactions. This included structures using bank debt, capital markets and institutional funding. His role involved optimizing the financial and commercial aspects of the bid strategy and developing financial models to analyse the projects. He has worked on projects across a range of sectors including both social infrastructure and transportation, predominantly in the UK but also in a number of other European countries. Prior to RBC, Richard was at Operis Business Engineering where he led one of its three modelling teams. Richard is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has completed London Business School’s Corporate Finance Programme.
Delia Beddis heads up Newbridge Development and Project Management. Delia previously led the development and procurement of a series of major projects for the London Legacy Development Corporation. Delia played a key role in securing the long leasehold sale of the former Media Centres to Here East to create a major new technology hub. More recently, she led the procurement to secure a developer for 1,500 new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater including 500 Private Rented units under an innovative commercial structure. She also has experience on developing education, arts and cultural projects using her skills in team and stakeholder management. Delia was previously a member of the team at Royal Bank of Canada where she advised on Housing Association debt capacity, securing new debt facilities, infrastructure PFI bids and housing policy in Northern Ireland.
Jeremy Froud joined Newbridge in 2018 following a 28 year career at Barclays Investment Bank, ultimately as Head of UK Debt Capital Markets. There Jeremy laid the foundations for the bank to be consistently highly ranked in the UK Debt Capital Markets and built very strong relationships with issuers across many sectors of the UK, including utilities, real estate, social housing and infrastructure. Jeremy has been involved in numerous debut issuances for borrowers in every major bond market, and as the ongoing trend of decreasing dependence on bank finance in favour of the debt capital markets continues, is well placed to work alongside Newbridge clients to ensure success.
Grant Vaughan has 14 years of commercial banking experience, focussing on debt capital markets funding for social housing and infrastructure clients. Grant most recently worked at Lloyds Bank as a director in the DCM team, helping to build a market leading social housing DCM business. Grant was also responsible for infrastructure finance in the capital markets, leading on a number of economic infrastructure transactions as well more project specific transactions and PFI refinancings, most recent being the Connect Plus (M25) bond. Grant’s expertise includes bond finance, private placements, institutional investor finance as well as monoline wrapped transactions and liability management. Prior to Lloyds Bank, Grant was at Barclays Capital for 6 years. Grant holds a Finance Honours degree from the University of Cape Town.
Adam Hylan has advised on corporate finance transactions for over 20 years. He has previously worked for Ernst & Young, Royal Bank of Canada and HSBC, executing a range of M&A and as well as debt and equity financing transactions in the airport, road, rail, port and shipping sectors. He has also advised the UK Department for Transport on a number of occasions. Prior to focusing on the infrastructure sector, Adam worked on a broad range of UK corporate finance transactions, including IPOs and public takeovers. Adam has considerable international experience, having worked for HSBC in New York and completed transactions in France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Jordan and China as well as the UK.
Paul Woodcock has spent over 10 years specialising in infrastructure through roles at Balfour Beatty Investments, 3i and the Department of Health. He has recently provided project finance expertise on a wide-range of projects across student accommodation, healthcare, roads and renewables sectors, in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. His primary focus at 3i was working with Mumbai-based colleagues and external investors in 3i’s $1.2bn India Infrastructure Fund. When working for a subsidiary of the Department of Health Paul’s role included supporting local public sector bodies who were investing in primary care PPP projects via the Local Improvement Finance Trust (“LIFT”) initiative.
Paul holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a diploma from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Matt began working at Newbridge Advisors in 2016, having started his career at Morgan Stanley, before spending 3 years in the investment performance team of John Laing. At Laing he specialised in value enhancement, divesting assets and portfolio valuation. He has had broad exposure across assets in construction and operations, and of a number of sectors including social infrastructure, transportation, waste and renewable energy, both in the UK and globally. Matt holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Bath and has completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.
Henri joined Newbridge in 2018, having begun his career at Operis. At Operis he worked on a range of model audits, from renewables in South Africa to roads in Canada. He was also part of the team building the financial model for the development of RAF flight training centres, as well as gaining advisory experience on a university accommodation project. Henri holds a first class degree in Mathematics with Economics from the University of Exeter, where he graduated in 2015.
Amber has 8 years’ experience in project management, across a variety of sectors. She began working at Newbridge Advisors in 2018, having started her career in strategy at management consultancy Pragma Consulting, before spending four years in the development management team of Aspire Development Management Ltd.
At Aspire, Amber specialised in development management of large scale mixed-use development and strategic asset enhancement on behalf of public and private sector clients including: Wellcome Trust, Transport for London, Lewisham Council, Tristan Capital Partners and BlackRock. She has had exposure to the whole development lifecycle, with particular experience in business case formulation, feasibility studies, commercial appraisals, strategic land assembly, procurement, coordination of the professional team and budget/programme management. She has played a key role in taking three significant developments from inception through to planning submission.
Amber holds a degree in English from the University of Leeds, as well as a post graduate diploma in Strategic Marketing and will soon complete her RICS APC.
Stephanie Paillat has been working as a financial adviser for over 11 years. She specialised in project finance in 2006 and worked for Royal Bank of Canada structuring finance and providing financial advice for infrastructure projects in the UK, France and Sweden in health, education, transportation and accommodation projects. Prior to RBC, Stephanie worked for 6 years at PwC in Paris and London. She advised large investment banks on risks associated with their activities with a special focus on regulatory compliance (Basel) and financial performance management where she developed a strong knowledge and expertise of financial products. In parallel, Stephanie was in charge of performing regulatory audits and certifying accounts for financial institutions. Stephanie holds a Master of Science degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, in France, where she studied Mathematics and Physics.