Deborah was part of the pre float senior management team at Punch Taverns working with TPG in the early days of private equity’s success around pub securitisation. 
More recently she had partnered with Sovereign Capital as CEO of Laurel Funerals in 2010. Deborah engineered and successfully led an MBO in April 2012, providing an exit
for Sovereign and at the same time refinancing the business to support its growth with investment from Duke Street.
Deborah went on to lead the business for a further 3 years, growing it from a base of £3.9million Ebitda. In July 2015, she managed the exit to two trade buyers for a combined value of £75million, generating a 10x money back for the investors and management team. Deborah draws upon this experience in our PEPTalks interview where she offers advice for businesses preparing to go through an exit.  

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