Paul Simpkin
Managing Director and Chairman of European Leveraged Finance

Paul joined Citi in 1989 after reading law at Cambridge University. He worked in London in a number of capital markets areas including leveraged loans, restructuring and structured Eurobonds.

In 1994, Paul joined the high yield team in New York where he worked on high yield financings in North and South America together with Europe.

He returned to London in October 1997 to establish the European high yield business and has been working in European Leveraged Finance ever since. In 2008 he took responsibility for the Leveraged Finance business in Europe and in 2015 became Chairman of the business.

Paul has extensive experience in leveraged finance and high yield issuance, having personally been bookrunner on more than 100 issues. Since 2010 these transactions have included issues for UPC, Unity Media, Eco-Bat, Gate Group, Fage, Virgin Media, Heidelberg Cement, Ardagh Group, Cable & Wireless, International Power, Ineos, Care UK, Dixons, Hapag Lloyd, Aperam, Heidelberger Druck, CMA-CGM, Consolidated Minerals, Heckler & Koch, Tui, PPC, Frigoglass, Intralot, Fresenius, Smurfit Kappa, Ashtead, Rodenstock, OTE, Fat Face, Global Ship Lease, Cabot, Glasstank, Preem, Altice, Wind Hellas, Schoeller Allibert, NXP and Stena