Marc Finer

Director, Debt Advisory

KPMG in the UK

Marc is an experienced advisor on debt transactions, having joined KPMG Debt Advisory in 2010 from international law firm Freshfields, where he was a banking solicitor.

Marc has a broad practice involving domestic and international debt financings, restructurings and financing options assessments for private, public, sponsor-backed and not-for-profit clients. He specialises in financings in the Higher Education and wider not-for-profit sectors, and he is a member of KPMG’s Education and Social Housing leadership teams. Marc also has responsibility for the firm’s ESG financing proposition. He is a recognised specialist in Asset Based Lending (ABL) and is the sole debt advisor member of the Steering Committee of the Secured Finance Network Europe, and a regular guest speaker at industry events.

Marc’s experience includes bank, public bond, private placement and ESG-linked transactions, with deals including:

  • University College London on its debut 40-year sustainable bond and associated credit rating;
  • University of Leeds on its 30-year bond tap and debut RCF;
  • University of Nottingham and University of East Anglia on bank and private placement transactions;
  • Anchor Trust and Hanover Housing on financing aspects of their merger; and
  • Domestic and cross-border ABL financings for clients including Staffline Group, Stelrad, GAP Group and Young’s Seafood.

Outside of work, Marc is a semi-professional tenor with a passion for opera and musical theatre.

  • MA (Cantab.) Geography, Girton College, University of Cambridge

  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Law School, London

  • ACT Certificate in Corporate Finance and Funding

  • ACT Certificate in International Treasury Management

  • Deal advisory

  • ESG financing

  • Asset based lending

  • Higher education financing

  • Not for Profit Sector financing