Sunny Lakhtaria is the UK Head of Debt at The Ardent Companies in the London office. Sunny is responsible for spearheading the launch and growth of debt strategies for Ardent in the UK.
Prior to joining Ardent in September 2023, Sunny was previously a Partner and member of the Executive and Credit Committees at Urban Exposure PLC (UE). During his time at UE, Sunny led the underwriting and placement initiatives of c. £1.5bn of loans and was also responsible for capital raising initiatives, including its IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market along with varying financing arrangements with numerous global institutions. Sunny also previously worked in KPMG’s Corporate Finance division, focusing on M&A and loan portfolio sales, executing over c. £100bn, by legal principal value, across various asset classes internationally. In 2021, Sunny also set up and launched a new bridge finance lender into the UK market, a subsidiary of an AIM listed lender.