Ascentium Vet, Wilkoff Relaunches Hembstead Capital Advisory Firm

Evan Wilkoff relaunched Hembstead Capital, a strategic advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC.

Hembstead Capital is a boutique strategic advisory firm providing capital markets and financing expertise to the specialty finance industry. The firm specializes in strategic consulting, including capital raising, securitization advisory, portfolio analysis and reporting, hedging strategies and operations.

“I am very excited to move forward and reignite this exciting consulting venture and reconnect with trusted colleagues and current and former clients,” Wilkoff said. “Rising interest rates, regulatory uncertainty and recent banking failures have underscored the importance of choosing the right firm with leadership with decades of experience successfully navigating turbulent waters.”

As an accomplished structured finance professional, Wilkoff has been recognized by his colleagues and peers for his technical knowledge and business development skills. Prior to relaunching Hembstead Capital, Wilkoff worked for Ascentium Capital where he designed and implemented a diversified funding strategy that included a robust asset-backed security issuance program, multiple credit facilities from money-center banks, and various syndication sources. Under his leadership, origination volume exceeded $2 billion within five years, growing to $8 billion in 10 years.

Some recent engagements include:

  • Provided a large regional bank with an automated data analysis tool and monthly reporting services for a structured portfolio of equipment finance loans
  • Analyzed multiple equipment lease portfolio financing structures for a large funding source
  • Assisted a large regional corporation with a tax-advantaged dealer acquisition solution
  • Negotiated a sale agreement for a previously acquired large parcel of land
  • Successfully exited multiple industrial and multi-family real estate investment opportunities
  • Managing multiple mixed-use properties

Wilkoff known for his approachable and transparent leadership style managing diverse teams globally to integrate ideas, streamline processes, and successfully execute complex transactions for sophisticated clients worldwide.

“Having worked on the origination, servicing, treasury, finance, securitization, and lending sides of specialty finance, I look forward to continuing to apply my skills and experiences in this sector,” Wilkoff said.

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