Ewan Stradling,


Prior to founding BMS Finance, Ewan worked with a range of companies, including Group CFO for Agilisys Limited, a high growth IT outsourcer with £150m annual turnover.

Ewan was responsible for the Agilisys group’s commercial, legal and finance functions. His experience included numerous corporate transactions, a substantial turnaround and restructuring, and board positions as an investor director.

Prior to joining Agilisys Limited, Ewan worked for Investec in the corporate finance department. He specialised in M&A within the small and mid-cap TMT sector.

Martin Ling,


Martin co-founded BMS Finance with Ewan after 4 years working together in the in-house corporate venturing arm of Agilisys Limited.

Martin is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in operational financial control and reporting, through his role as finance director of BMS Finance, alongside extensive financial analysis and debt structuring expertise gained through various transactions completed whilst at both Agilisys and BMS Finance.

Martin’s career prior to Agilisys was with the Virgin Group where he worked as a financial advisor in the team which set up and grew Virgin Direct Financial Services (now Virgin Money).


Shane Lanigan,


Shane has 25 years credit experience gained in insurance and banking. He has worked for a number of banks including The Fuji Bank and Erste Bank within their credit, leveraged and acquisition finance departments and was responsible for sourcing, origination and analysis of Western European leveraged loan transactions.

Prior to joining BMS Finance, Shane worked at Elgin Capital and was involved in fundraising, sourcing, origination, trading and analysis of leveraged loan transactions for the Dalradian European CLO series of funds.


Sam Filer,

Investment Director

Sam has 15 years’ experience in leveraged finance, technology and media including six years in Silicon Valley working in tech start-ups including Zynga, 8tracks and Life360. He joins BMS Finance from the Corporate Development team at Discovery Networks where he worked on M&A opportunities and major digital strategic initiatives.

Sam trained as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and honed his credit skills as an analyst with Elgin Capital and as an Investment Executive with CVC Credit Partners. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA in Physics from Oxford University


Jakob Nilsson,

Investment Manager

Jakob has joined BMS finance from Mubadala GE Capital, a Mubadala and GE joint venture, where he spent 3 years working within their global finance investment team specialising in the execution of a wide range of commercials debt investments originated through GE Capital.

Prior to that Jakob spent 2 years at GE Capital working both in London and Abu Dhabi looking at European and US mid-market leverage finance and real estate transactions.