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Blake Mather 
Managing Director

EXPERTISE

  • High Yield and Distressed Debt 

  • Performing and Non-performing  Leveraged Loans

  • Leveraged Finance Syndication 

  • Corporate Valuation 

  • Leveraged Buyouts

  • Illiquid Securities

  • Credit Analysis

Blake Mather | Leveraged Finance Expert Witness | SEDA Experts

Blake Mather, as a Partner and former Head of Bank Loan Sales, and Co-Head of High Yield and Distressed Sales at Goldman Sachs, is an expert in capital markets across multiple fixed-income products, including high-yield debt, loans, and distressed assets, as well as valuation and pricing across the capital structure.

Mr. Mather is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Business School, where he has taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate level in corporate valuation, portfolio management and fixed income. He also serves as a member of the Investment Advisory Board and advisor to the Student Managed Funds at the University. 

Prior to his academic career, Mr. Mather spent 25 years in investment banking where as a partner in the leveraged finance business at Goldman Sachs he gained extensive experience in US and European financial markets.

He was the Head of Bank Loan Sales at Goldman Sachs, managing a team of 26 professionals who were responsible for the trading and distribution of multiple products, including performing and nonperforming loans, PIKs, credit default swaps, CLOs, Holdco notes, second lien structures, distressed debt, LBOs, and private credit origination. Mr. Mather was further responsible for senior product-level relationships with many of the largest institutional investors within leveraged finance and had divisional relationship management responsibilities for multiple global accounts.

Prior to running Bank Loan Sales, he held a similar role on the public side of Goldman Sachs’s Leveraged Finance Business, as Co-Head of High Yield and Distressed debt from 2002-2005. Mr. Mather established and managed three new businesses for Goldman Sachs in London from 1997-2002, starting the European High Yield, Emerging Markets Debt, and Bank Loans sales businesses.  From 2000-2002 Mr. Mather was the Head of the European High Yield Syndicate and a senior European Capital Markets Debt Origination team member.

EDUCATION

 

University of California, Los Angeles  

BA, Economics

MBA, Finance

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

SEDA Experts

Managing Director
2022-Current

University of Connecticut

Adjunct Professor in Finance

Investment Advisory Board Member

2016-Current

Goldman Sachs 

Head of Bank Loan Sales 
2005-2011 

Co-Head High Yield and Distressed Sales 

2002-2005

Head of European High Yield Syndicate

2000-2002

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