Former ANZ and HSBC senior banker joins Fuse Capital

Hayden Smith has joined Fuse Capital as a Partner, Debt Advisory. Hayden was previously a Commercial Director at ANZi – ANZ Bank’s innovation and investment arm based in Melbourne, Australia. He was also a Director at HSBC in Singapore where he led deal teams originating Leveraged and Acquisition Finance transactions across Asia Pacific Hayden will lead the team on debt advisory transactions focused primarily on high growth tech businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. This is one of several new senior strategic hires to support the growth of Fuse Capital.


Hayden is an internationally experienced structured debt and equity originator with over 14 years’ experience, including 6 years in emerging markets. He has held various roles across structured debt, corporate venture capital, risk management and private equity.


“The European private debt market is on a path of exponential growth. Our clients are looking for more diverse funding options without the expense of dilution, giving up control and /or potentially onerous investment terms. Fuse Capital is helping to lead this charge, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of their story.” Hayden Smith, Partner, Debt Advisory


“We are delighted to have Hayden join our team taking Fuse Capital to the next level. We have seen such an expansion in the last few years with companies wanting to access to private debt as an alternative source of funding for driving growth, acquisitions, and extending cash runway. Hayden is well positioned to help our clients access these options …” Russell Lerman, CEO Fuse Capital.


Hayden is not all finance though just try and get him away from the TV when the All Blacks are playing.


Fuse Capital is a specialist private debt advisory firm headquartered in London and regulated by the FCA. They focus on ticket sizes of £2m-£25m, servicing both pre-profit and profit-making clients. They help their clients secure attractive debt funding not available through traditional lenders and have done so for over 400 clients globally. Fuse Capitals global network of funds, that understand the high growth tech market makes them a clear choice for companies looking to raise capital while minimising dilution.