Chris Birt to join CORDET from Lloyds

Chris Birt to join CORDET from Lloyds

CORDET is pleased to announce that Chris Birt will join CORDET as an Investment Professional in September. Chris will focus on UK origination and will be based in the London office.

Chris was previously at Lloyds for fourteen years, most recently as a Director in Mid Market Origination, Acquisition Finance, responsible for originating, structuring, and executing mid- market senior debt transactions. In his time in Acquisition Finance, Chris completed over 50 senior debt transactions in the Mid Market including Alpha FMC, Outcomes First Group and Imagesound in 2016.

Prior to Lloyds, Chris was a civil engineer with Costain Ltd.

Chris holds a Masters in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Leeds.

Jakob and Magnus Lindquist, Co-Managing Partners of CORDET, said: “With extensive experience in UK mid-market lending, Chris will add significant firepower to CORDET’s UK origination and execution capabilities. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.” 


CORDET Capital Partners LLP was founded in 2013 by a group of financial industry leaders with the aim of providing private debt, direct lending and alternative funding solutions to mid- market companies in Northern Europe while also addressing the need of many institutional investors for attractive risk-adjusted core income-focused credit investment returns. CORDET originates, evaluates and structures its debt investments locally through offices in London and Stockholm and seeks to develop and maintain long-term and sustainable partnerships with borrowers, banks, intermediaries as well as business owners such as financial sponsors and entrepreneurs. CORDET is authorized and regulated as a full-scope Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Financial Conduct Authority.