Andrew McSpadden






Prior to forming Trinity Advisers in 2003, Andrew led the EMEA Satellite investment banking practice within Media and Telecom at Credit Suisse. He formed Trinity Advisers together with Victor Horcasitas in order to provide financial advisory services to clients independently of Credit Suisse.  Mr. McSpadden joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), a predecessor of Credit Suisse, in 1991. Based in London since 1996, Mr. McSpadden has been focused on European Media and Telecom clients for 25 years.  Previously, Mr. McSpadden was a member of the European Leveraged Finance Group and the High Yield and Private Placements Group in New York.

Mr. McSpadden’s transaction experience includes both buy-side and sell-side advisory roles throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas, as well as public and private financings including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, high yield and equity-linked securities, credit facilities, investment grade bonds and securitisation financings.  As well as client assignments, Mr. McSpadden has completed several principal investments through the merchant banking and venture capital affiliates of Credit Suisse and DLJ as well as directly and through affiliates of Trinity Advisers.

Selected transactions and client relationships include the sales of GE-23 to Eutelsat and of GE Satcom (aka Satlynx) to Signalhorn by GE Capital; the sale of Moscow Teleport to AltegroSky and an Inmarsat carve-out to RigNet; the acquisitions of ShipEquip, Globe Wireless, NewWave Broadband and selected assets of Speedcast by Inmarsat; the sale of Media Broadcast Satellite transponders to M7 Groupe, the acquisition of Asia Broadcast Satellite by Permira, the acquisition of Stratos Global by Communications Investment Partners, the sale of GS Telecom to a predecessor of PCCW, the acquisition of Intelsat by affiliates of Apax, Apollo, Madison Dearborn andPermira, the acquisition and financing of Inmarsat by affiliates of Apax and Permira, the acquisitions of Hispasat (27.7%) and Stellat by Eutelsat; the acquisition of Telecom Italia by Olivetti; the initial public offerings of e.Biscom (now FastWeb), Fox Kids Europe, New Skies Satellites, ICO Global Communications and ISPAT International (later Mittal Steel and now ArcelorMittal); and advisory and/or financing assignments for clients including Liberty Media, NTL (now Virgin Media), SBS Broadcasting, Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, Two Way TV and Orbit Satellite Television.

In addition to Trinity Advisers (EMEA) Limited, Mr. McSpadden is a former Director of Shields, Inc. and Proteus Limited (now part of IconMedialab/LB Icon AB). Mr. McSpadden is a regular speaker at communications industry conferences, including those hosted by Euroconsult, IBC, iDATE, MediaCast and Telecom Finance.  On two occasions Mr McSpadden has served as an expert witness in relation to litigated satellite industry disputes (with our clients receiving winning verdicts in both instances).


Mr. McSpadden holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and resides in London.