Team Update - Stuart Donald Joins Conduit Finance

Conduit Finance are pleased to announce Stuart Donald has joined our team to lead our Corporate Finance offering.

Stu joined Conduit in 2015 to help expand our capabilities in the complex corporate and SME space. 

With a track record of arranging and executing financings for MBOs, BIMBOs, Secondary buyouts and other event driven financings Stu has a broad experience of working with management teams to help deliver returns. 

Stu has previously worked for Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Santander with diverse sector experience across:

  • Healthcare, including facilities to support the acquisition of a portfolio of care homes by the UK’s largest care home operator and the refinance of a high street non-invasive cosmetic surgery group. 
  • Technology, including the LBO of a SaaS Talent Management/ Talent Acquisition business and the restructure of psychometric testing business.
  • Business services, including the BIMBO of the first transaction in the legal services sector and the restructure of a crash test dummy business. 
  • Hospitality and leisure, including roll out facility for Europe’s largest fast casual Mexican burrito group, the refinancing of the UK’s fastest growing burger restaurant group and the refinancing of the UK's largest theatre group and subsequent expansion into Broadway.

More recently in 2014 and 2015 he has started his own ventures in online travel and restaurants, which gives him a unique perspective into the challenges faced by owner managed businesses. 

He has a BA (Hons) from Strathclyde University, an MSc from Edinburgh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School. 

For further details please contact Stuart directly on or call 0131 564 0172.