David Wilmot is a Founder Partner of Apera responsible for developing the business in the UK and the Nordic region. David has extensive experience both of direct lending investment and management of private debt teams and portfolios. Prior to Apera, David spent 16 years at Babson Capital Management, where, as Joint Head of European Private Finance, he was responsible for the investment origination, portfolio management, and capital raising activities for several funds and investment mandates. Prior to Babson, David was head of the UK Leverage Finance team at Société Générale. David holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University, an MBA from Bayes Business School and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.