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Connecting global investors with the major opportunities in credit and growth capital

The Firm

Arbour Partners was founded in 2010 and has offices in London, Berlin, Paris and Copenhagen.

Arbour's partners and consultants have each advised and managed teams at the forefront of developments in the capital markets over several economic cycles.

Arbour requires not only that its clients outperform investment benchmarks but also that they operate with the highest standards of integrity, transparency and responsiveness to the needs of investors

Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

2016 Placement Agent of the Year, Europe by PDI (Nominee)
2015 Placement Agent of the Year, Europe by PDI (Winner)

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James Newsome

Managing Partner

James has been working in global markets and alternative investments for 20 years. Prior to founding Arbour Partners in 2010, James led fund development at Merrill Lynch’s Alternative Investment Group in London from 2000-2009. At Merrill Lynch James designed, originated and placed mezzanine funds, loan funds and other specialist credit programmes for global institutional investors, achieving several market firsts. James began his financial markets career at Morgan Stanley in 1999. Beginning his career in international affairs in 1990, James was appointed Press Secretary to The Prince of Wales’s Business Leaders Forum from 1995-1998.
James holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Sussex

Dalit Nuttall

Senior Partner

Dalit has been working in alternative asset markets for over 20 years, with a particular focus on private debt and specialist private equity strategies. Prior to joining Arbour Partners in 2017, Dalit was a Principal of WestValley Capital where she connected opportunities within PE/VC and RE with institutional investors. She previously led capital markets businesses at Wachovia and Merrill Lynch. Dalit began her financial career in 1994 at Morgan Stanley after receiving her BA Degree at Stockholm University.

Till Tolksdorf


Till joined Arbour Partners in 2016 to set up the German business of the firm. He has formerly been a Member of Management Board (Vorstand) of the BaFin regulated German ProCredit Bank in Ecuador where he was responsible for Private Banking, Retail Banking and Human Resources. Till has 5 years experience in Banking in Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. He holds a Diploma in Political Science at Freie University of Berlin where he specialized in international financial markets and labour markets.  

Ian Milton

Advisor, Institutional Investors and Consultants

Ian has over 25 years' experience in the European investment, insurance and pensions industry. Prior to joining Arbour in September 2013 he was head of UK and Irish business development at Amundi (formerly Credit Agricole Asset Management) for 10 years, promoting a wide range of traditional and alternative asset classes to UK and Irish institutional investors and wholesalers. Previous appointments included senior client development, relationship and leadership positions with the respective asset management businesses of Rothschild, Baring and Hill Samuel. Ian started his career in the insurance industry in 1982 with London & Manchester Assurance, later moving to Scottish Amicable and Hill Samuel Life.

Alexander Thiel

Advisor, Institutional Investors

Alexander is a corporate finance specialist with over 20 years' experience in originating, structuring and executing corporate and project debt transactions across a variety of markets and sectors. Prior to joining Arbour Partners in 2016, Alexander co-founded Scandinavian Capital Partners in 2012, a pan-European debt advisor, arranger, and manager focused on lending to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Alexander also spent 5 years at WestLB in London as Managing Director, heading a successful structured commodity finance origination platform and 13 years with SEB Merchant Bank in Stockholm.

Duncan Riefler

Senior Advisor

Duncan is a Senior Advisor to Arbour Partners with a focus on strategic transactions for private credit managers. With over 30 years of experience in the fixed income market Duncan moved to London in 1998 with Merrill Lynch and was a pioneer in marketing and sales of European high yield credit. He held roles as Head of European High Yield Sales and Head of European Leveraged Finance Sales at Merrill Lynch. Duncan co-founded Sonas Partners, a specialist credit brokerage in 2009. Sonas was subsequently acquired by Guggenheim Partners and Duncan was then CEO of Guggenheim Securities International through 2015. Today Duncan straddles the Atlantic with an advisory business, European & American Capital Advisors.

Christopher Charlton

Senior Advisor

Christopher Charlton has been actively involved in the financial markets for over thirty years. He has worked at Merrill Lynch, Security Pacific Bank and Credit Lyonnais/BfG bank focussing on FX products and services. Most recently in banking he was Treasurer of Bankhaus Wölbern. Since 2002 he has been providing portfolio management and advisory services for institutional investors.

Peter Andersen

Senior Advisor

Peter has been working in global financial markets for more than 25 years with experience across a wide range of asset classes. Prior to joining Arbour Partners in 2014, Peter has built several asset management boutiques and fund structures and possesses an in-depth knowledge of UCITS and AIFMD and issues related to distributing such funds in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Peter began his career in Denmark in 1987 and has since worked for Credit Suisse Asset Management, Union Investment and Bankhaus Metzler and has sat on several Boards of Directors in the financial industry. Peter holds a Diploma degree in Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Lisa Booth

Legal Counsel

Lisa is a corporate lawyer whose background is mainly in private practice. Before working with Arbour Partners she spent over ten years as a partner in a City firm which she co-founded, advising principally on M&A and private equity transactions. Lisa has advised investors in a broad range of industry sectors including media, technology and healthcare and has also worked closely with institutional real estate investors in relation to cross-border investments and joint ventures. Lisa started her career at CMS Cameron McKenna. She later moved to the US firm Paul Hastings LLP, where she focussed on M&A transactions and private equity investments.


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