London, March 2, 2023 – AURELIUS Finance Company, an independent secured finance company providing asset-based lending solutions to businesses across the UK and Europe, today announced the appointment of James Marler as its Head of Business Development. AURELIUS Finance Company is a member of the AURELIUS Group, a pan-European alternative investment company.
As Director of Business Development, James will be responsible for new loan origination and execution activities and will help drive ambitious growth plans for AURELIUS Finance Company's mid-market asset-based lending strategy. He will also lead the company's drive to increase its visibility and presence in the market, ensure high deal flow and achieve aggressive market penetration.
James joins AURELIUS Finance Company from UK-based Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending, where he spent five years as Business Development Director. During his tenure with Arbuthnot, James drove significant growth in the loan book and was named Southeast's Corporate Banker of the Year. Prior to this, James gained over 10 years' experience in asset-based lending at Shawbrook Bank, Lloyd's Banking, London and Middle East Banking.
“We are pleased to welcome James to AURELIUS Finance Company as our new Head of Business Development. James joins the company at an exciting and exciting time. James's impressive track record speaks for itself and I look forward to the role he will play in realizing our ambitious growth plans.” Karun Dhir, Managing Director of
“I look forward to bringing my business development experience to AURELIUS Finance Company. The team has built a great platform and with strong liquidity in place, we are looking forward to taking market share during this exciting period of growth.” The company's ability to quickly build complex ABLs without necessarily relying on core accounts receivable makes it a highly differentiated and attractive financing option for mid-sized companies. This is especially true in the retail, manufacturing and industrial sectors, where we have a strong overall tradition,” added James Marler, Head of Business Development at AURELIUS Finance Company.