Joseph Ayala joined Webhelp in October 2015 and is responsible for the origination and execution of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and for providing corporate finance support for business development.
Prior to Webhelp, Joseph was Corporate Development Director at Travelex for five years – where he transacted c. £2 billion of M&A including the successful sale of Travelex to Abu Dhabi-based entrepreneur Dr Shetty and Centurion Investments, on behalf of Apax Partners and Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman. While at Travelex, Joseph also led a £440 million refinancing of the business which involved a combination of bank finance, a high yield bond and a successful credit rating exercise.
Before Travelex, Joseph spent 15 years as an M&A banker in the City of London with Credit Suisse First Boston and Collins Stewart Hawkpoint. Joseph is fluent in English, Spanish and French and holds a BA (Honours) in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.