BZ has appointed Cem Yaslak as Regional Director – London, to spearhead further growth in the capital. The specialist asset-based lender offers structured facilities up to a £150m+ hold level that provide working capital and corporate structuring solutions to businesses.
Cem brings over twelve years of experience specialising in originating, structuring, and executing debt and equity investments in special situations across the UK and Europe. Before joining BZ, his previous roles included Director, Special Situations at Boost & Co, Investment Director at Gordon Brothers and Associate Director at the Lloyds Banking Group. His experience strengthens the existing BZ team and dovetails with the increased opportunities for the company as businesses look to stabilise and scale up following the pandemic and subsequent economic challenges. Cem holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Business Finance.
Commenting on his new appointment, Cem Yaslak said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at BZ. They have an excellent reputation for delivering bespoke funding solutions to businesses across the lifecycle, through a combination of asset backed and cashflow facilities. BZ has a world-class team, with deep technical expertise, and utilizes speed and certainty to deliver optimal funding solutions for businesses. I look forward to deploying BZ’s capital capabilities and supporting businesses across the UK and Europe”.
Robert Wakeford, Managing Director, UK Sales, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Cem to the team at BZ. He brings a wealth of special situations knowledge and drive to the role, and he will play a key part in helping us achieve our goals at a very exciting time for the business. As such, Cem’s skills, expertise and connections will be invaluable to our strategic growth plans.”