Finance

Alara provides comprehensive financing solutions on a deal by deal basis. These can include bridge, working capital or longer term offerings. We aim to work with you to understand your needs and provide a clear, honest assessment delivered in the shortest time possible.

Finance

Alara provides comprehensive financing solutions on a transaction by transaction basis. These can include bridge, working capital or longer term offerings. We aim to work with you to understand your needs and provide a clear, honest assessment delivered in the shortest time possible.

People

Alan McLaren

Principal

A PWC qualified accountant, Alan has worked at the highest levels within the UK lending industry, including European Chief Executive (EVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

M: +44 (0) 7917 687443

Email: alanjmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk

Jonathan Mclaren

Director

Laterly a Director in Sales at Breal Zeta which was acquired by Davidson Kempner in 2023.
10+ years in the Breal Group with professional experience in London and Europe.
Prior to Breal he spent 6 years at Hilco Global working for both the Capital and Appraisal divisions and also worked in their head office in Chicago
Has good experience in Asset Based Lending, Corporate Finance and Cross border deals.

M:  +44 (0) 7715 528715

Email: jmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk

Sharmaine Hall

Company Secretary

Sharmaine graduated from Nottingham university with a BA honours degree before working for her family’s property investment and development company. She has over 28 years’ experience in managing a wide ranging portfolio of residential and commercial properties and commercial development in Liverpool.

M: +44 (0) 7887 990858

Email: shall@alarainvestments.co.uk

Andrew McLaren

Director

Andrew originally begun his career as a corporate lawyer specialising in both Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets with Ashurst LLP in London. He then moved into Finance joining RSM Corporate Finance LLP and latterly Breal Zeta, a UK independent Asset Based Lender owned by Davidson Kempner, a global hedge fund, where he spent 5 years.

M: +44 (0)7843 495359

Email: asmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk

People

Alan McLaren

Principal

A PWC qualified accountant, Alan has worked at the highest levels within the UK lending industry, including European Chief Executive (EVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

M: +44 (0)7917 687443

Email: alanjmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk

Jonathan McLaren

Director

Laterly a Director in Sales at Breal Zeta which was acquired by Davidson Kempner in 2023.
10+ years in the Breal Group with professional experience in London and Europe.
Prior to Breal he spent 6 years at Hilco Global working for both the Capital and Appraisal divisions and also worked in their head office in Chicago
Has good experience in Asset Based Lending, Corporate Finance and Cross border deals.

M: +44 (0)7715 528715

Email: jmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk

Sharmaine Hall

Company Secretary

Sharmaine graduated from Nottingham university with a BA honours degree before working for her family’s property investment and developing company. She has over 28 years’ experience in managing a wide ranging portfolio of residential and commercial properties and commercial development in Liverpool.

M:  +44 (0)7887 990858

Email: shall@alarainvestments.co.uk

Andrew McLaren

Director

Andrew originally begun his career as a corporate lawyer specialising in both Mergers and Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets with Ashurst LLP in London. He then moved into Finance joining RSM Corporate Finance LLP and latterly Breal Zeta, a UK independent Asset Based Lender owned by Davidson Kempner, a global hedge fund, where he spent 5 years.

M: +44 (0)7843 495359

Email: asmclaren@alarainvestments.co.uk