Lloyds TSB expands

As part of an ongoing bid to strengthen its acquisition finance team, Lloyds TSB Corporate has appointed Gavin Keyte as portfolio director. Keyte joins Lloyds TSB Corporate from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was vice-president in credit relationship management, managing cash flow debt deals for clients with up to £1.5bn of debt. Prior to that he worked for both the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest.

As portfolio director Keyte will be responsible for managing corporate clients following any major leverage debt financing.

This strategy is further reinforced by a number of key internal appointments within Lloyds TSB. Warren Rose, previously an analyst within the team, is also moving to the position of portfolio director and Nick Hunter has been appointed to the role of deal director. In this role Hunter will be responsible for originating and developing buyout deals.