Our Business

Brain Advisory Partners is founded on one simple concept:
To support our customers access the fragmented debt markets & secure funding solutions to finance their growth ambitions -

Since the financial crisis, many of the traditional sources of funding have significantly reduced their lending capacity. Creating a notable change in the debt markets, funding provided by institutions outside of the traditional banking sectors is an increasing reliable alternative source of funding for businesses.

The principal hurdle facing Private Debt funders is not a lack of capital but a lack of commercial awareness by borrowing companies.

At Brain Advisory Partners, we provide independent advice to support our clients obtain funding from a wide range of international private debt institutions. We have successfully advised to companies internationally across a wide range of sectors to secure growth capital and alternative sources of financing.

Sourcing, Structuring and Securing Funding for growing businesses.

Financing growth

The process of engaging with the private debt market differs from the traditional sectors –

The increase in private debt, often referred as “alternative finance” or “direct lending”, has transformed how small and medium sized businesses finance their growth, and is beginning to impact on how larger firms finance their working capital.  The sheer range of providers and instruments is often confusing and challenging.

We will work closely with you, adopting a structured approach to review your options, position your requirements to the financial markets and assist you secure the necessary funding.

We do not directly represent any investment or financing institution.  This independence ensures we recommend the best options for you, with an approach to sourcing funding that precisely matches your objectives

Alternative Finance

We have considerable experience of the rapidly evolving alternative finance sector, with a diverse range of products to fund businesses.

Structured Finance Products

Considerable industry insight across international institutions to develop bespoke working capital instruments such as supply chain financing, contract and asset-based lending and CID services.

Equity Raises

A track record with a wide range of international funders in supporting businesses from early stage and start-ups where we have direct sector experience.

Mezzanine, Senior & Subordinated Debt

We structure and arrange financing debt including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt. Secured, unsecured and insurance-backed, and structured to avoid equity dilution.

Debt Refinancing

We engage with international institutions to restructure your existing debt profiles, to increase efficiency and flexibility.


All businesses have their individual requirements and unique situations. We are highly attentive to gain a comprehensive understanding of the company and to assist the business develop its funding needs.

Our partners have all enjoyed corporate careers in successful multinational’s, investment banking and private markets and have gone on to establish excellent reputations as independent business advisors. Supporting stakeholders internationally to develop their companies, we are committed and ambitious entrepreneurs who understand the needs of your business and are eager assist you develop even greater success.
Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson
Senior Partner
A senior banking Industry professional who specializes in underwriting, business development and client relationships. Alex is highly successful in developing bespoke investment and financing solutions, across a wide range of sectors.
Philipp Straehl
Philipp Straehl
Philipp is a senior executive and client advisor who has spent much of his career helping clients shape, plan and execute complex market penetration and business transformation initiatives to support their business growth..
Luca Canepa
Luca Canepa
A certified non-exec business leader and adviser, Luca has extensive international business development experience, gained whilst supporting a portfolio of companies across FMCG/Food, Retail, Luxury, Printing, Media and Entertainment, ICT and High Tech.
Marty Parsons
Marty Parsons
Marty is a passionate entrepreneur who draws on his international expertise, knowledge, and market insight to support clients through the most challenging situations. Established as an independent business advisor in 2006, Marty brings 20 years’ experience in executive and general management roles.
Paul Sheppard
Paul Sheppard
Founding Partner
Independent board advisor and former board executive, committed to business development and deal structuring. If Paul believes in you and your company, he will support you resolutely at all times, providing stakeholders’ with the confidence to focus on leading their business and to building something big.

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