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Mr. Durney has over 30 years of experience across capital markets, leveraged finance, sponsor coverage, restructuring, M&A and principal investments. His areas of product expertise include commercial and institutional loans, high yield bonds, mezzanine debt, bridge loans, and stapled financings. He also has considerable experience in creative rescue financing and assisting companies through periods of distress with innovative liquidity financing solutions as well as complex bankruptcy emergence financing.
Mr. Durney most recently was Head of the High Yield Capital Markets desk at SMBC Nikko Securities America where he tripled revenues and book-running positions over a two-year period. Prior to that, Mr. Durney was Head of the West Coast Leveraged Finance business at HSBC where he again was successful in dramatically expanding the firm’s non-investment grade business.
He spent ten years of his career as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers where he held a variety of roles. He was one of the founding partners of a $5.5 billion hedge fund spin-out where he had responsibility for a $1.5 billion leveraged loan portfolio, including all investment decisions and hedging strategies. Prior to that, he managed a number of Leveraged Finance industry verticals including Real Estate/Gaming, Aerospace & Defense, General Industrial, Natural Resources, Power, Media, Telecom and Technology.
Mr. Durney has a BS in Finance from Boston College and his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.