HSBC is expanding its North Leverage Portfolio Management team with the appointment of Craig Hopwood as senior corporate banking manager.
A qualified chartered accountant by training, Craig has a broad background in corporate finance, banking and private equity within the North region.
As part of his role he will be responsible for looking after a number of larger private equity-backed businesses across the region, spanning both the North West and Yorkshire. Craig started his career with
PricewaterhouseCoopers, including spells in transaction services and corporate finance, and is returning to HSBC having previously been responsible for the bank’s Leverage Finance team in Leeds.
He has spent the last six years working for Spirit Capital Partners and Northstar Equity Investors, completing a number of private equity and growth capital investments. This included taking a number of non-executive
director roles on behalf of the investing funds, with a specific focus on business growth and strategy.
HSBC Yorkshire Head of Corporate Banking Martin Lunt commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Craig to the Leverage Portfolio Management team. His significant experience and proven abilities will be of great benefit to the bank.”