FrontWell Capital Partners, a private credit fund that provides transitionary senior debt financing to middle market companies in the United States and Canada, formed a new advisory board, consisting of senior advisors Matthew Lyness, Uwe Manski and Eric Klein.

Lyness, Manski and Klein have experience across capital markets, restructuring and insolvency. They will work with FrontWell’s senior leadership and deal origination and underwriting teams.

“We are pleased to welcome Matthew, Uwe and Eric to FrontWell as trusted advisors,” Patrick Dalton, CEO at FrontWell Capital Partners, said. “We thoughtfully curated our advisory board to include proven professionals whose collective experience will ensure FrontWell is poised to succeed as a premier private debt lender. These professionals bring strong relationships with banks, restructuring firms, advisory firms and law firms across the U.S. and Canada that will serve as important sources for deal flow. We look forward to working with our senior advisors and benefiting from their insights and support as we continue to build our pipeline of lending opportunities.”

Lyness has 32 years of banking and capital markets experience. He is currently a managing director at Houlihan Lokey, which he joined in 2017 to establish a leveraged buyout financing capability. Previously, he served as a senior managing director at Antares Capital and GE Capital Markets, where he led the teams that cover financial sponsors and TMT. From 1997 to 2007, Lyness was a managing director at J.P. Morgan, where he worked in leveraged finance, structuring loans and high-yield bond solutions for financial sponsors and various corporate clients.

Manski has more than 40 years of experience working with financially troubled businesses both in Canada and internationally. As a partner at BDO Canada and president of its incorporated insolvency division, Manski acts as a consultant on behalf of lenders with a mandate to examine the finances of underperforming customers and identify and implement remedial measures to rehabilitate the businesses and restore them to profitability. He has been a founding member, director and president of the Ontario Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, as well as a founding member and director of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Canadian Insolvency Foundation.

Klein has more than 35 years of professional and corporate management experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings and strategic advisory, as well as joint ventures for primarily mid-sized Canadian corporations. Currently, Klein is the president of Klein Advisory Services. He previously held the position of executive vice president of corporate development at Dundee Corporation from 2016 to 2018. From 1992 to 2016, Klein served as the lead partner of Klein Farber Corporate Finance, a financial services advisory firm that is a member of the Farber Financial Group. As a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, he serves on both public and private company boards.