Apex appoints Declan Byrne as Head of Loan Agency
Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, announces today the appointment of Declan Byrne, to the newly created role of Head of Loan Agency, Corporate Solutions. In this role, Declan is based in Dublin and reports to Michael Carroll, Head of Corporate Services, Ireland and will oversee the continued development and growth of the Group’s Loan Agency services.
Declan brings over 18 years of valuable experience within the Financial Services industry and joins Apex from BNY Mellon, where he held the role of Group Vice President in the Client Services team. Prior to this, Declan held senior roles at major financial institutions including Head of Loan Trading Operations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Head of Back Office for BNP Paribas.
This strategic appointment strengthens Apex’s existing bespoke and comprehensive range of operational, accounting and administration services to support conventional or complex capital markets transactions and the needs of clients throughout their lifecycle. Clients benefit from the flexibility, responsiveness and expertise provided by Apex’s team, underpinned by a range of best-in-class technologies and platforms.
Apex’s Loan Agency & Administration offering provides tailored services to bilateral, club and syndicated loans and offers transaction support from borrower, lender, and debt fund perspectives. Loan and Fund Administration teams work closely to offer clients an end-to-end service. Apex’s Loan Agency services include:
- Documentation review, negotiation and execution
- Multi-Currency Loans
- Covenant Monitoring
- Cash reconciliation
- Engagement and support with deal waiver and amendment requests
- White Label offering
- Loan Closing, Par and Distressed trades in both LMA & LSTA markets.
Declan Byrne, Head of Loan Agency at Apex Group comments: “I am delighted to join Apex, a truly global independent financial services provider which demonstrates clear commitment to constantly evolving and adapting to changing markets and client needs. I look forward to driving the expansion of our Loan Agency offering to accommodate clients with a wide range of services including leveraged loans, loan portfolio administration and more.”
Michael Carroll, Head of Capital Markets, Ireland at Apex Group comments: “We are delighted to appoint an individual of Declan’s experience and caliber to lead our Loan Agency business. The expansion of our Loan Agency offering comes at a vital time as we seek to better address the needs of borrowers, private equity, debt funds and leveraged finance clients. These team and product enhancements are a strong representation of Apex’s Group desire to keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, as we continue to develop the extensive range of services offered by our single-source solution.”