Nicolas Besson

Managing Director

Nicolas joined Alcentra in February 2020 as Executive Director in the Direct Lending team. Nicolas is responsible for monitoring investments and managing portfolio workouts across geographies. Nicolas has 15 years’ experience in credit markets.

Prior to joining Alcentra, Nicolas was a Director at Pemberton Asset Management Group focusing on deal execution and portfolio monitoring for private debt transactions on a pan-European basis (2016-2019). Nicolas also spent 4 years as a Director in the restructuring team of GE Capital’s European Leveraged Finance business (2011-2015), following previous experiences in the Leveraged Finance Portfolio Management team at Barclays and the Corporate and Investment Banking team at BNP Paribas.

Nicolas obtained a Masters in International Management from ESCP Business School (formerly ESCP-EAP) and was a CFA holder (2014-2019). Nicolas is a French national. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and has working knowledge of German. Nicolas is a keen marathon runner.