Peter was one of the founding partners of Wyvern in 2002. He has advised across a full range of transaction types and sizes throughout his career. In recent years he has focussed on Wyvern’s growing management-advisory practice, where Wyvern is a recognised market leader.

Given the nature of his advisory role and with over 30 years of corporate finance experience he has inevitably worked across most sectors.

Peter was at HSBC Investment Bank and Charterhouse Bank before Wyvern. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross And graduated from Manchester University with a BSc in Management Sciences.

Peter is married to Claire with four children and a dog. Now that the children are getting older and the taxi demands have lessened, he dreams of stunning the golf community with his latent talent and of eternal youth through his fitness regime!

“What we do requires deep knowledge, experience and technical skills. But at its heart it’s all about people and that’s what we love…”

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Anthony was a founding member of Wyvern Partners, having previously held senior positions at Lehman Brothers and Flemings.

Anthony’s sector focus is on technology-enabled businesses – with a particular emphasis on data, insight services and financial technology. He also has extensive transaction experience of the industrial and distribution sectors with clients in the paper and packaging, speciality materials, engineering and building products sectors, as well as advising on transactions in a wide variety of other industries. He has advised on most types of public and private transactions including managing complicated formal sale processes in the public markets and leveraged transactions.

At Lehman Brothers Anthony was responsible for coverage of the European Industrial Sector whilst at Flemings his role encompassed global coverage with substantial exposure to Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to joining Flemings, Anthony worked at Charterhouse and NatWest.

Anthony is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. He is non-executive Chairman of the International Property Securities Exchange (“IPSX”), a non-executive director of Maru Group and sits on the advisory board of The Global Partnership of Family Offices in London.

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Andrew has been with Wyvern since November 2016, providing a variety of transaction-related services and marketing initiatives, together with research and analysis to support transaction execution.

He has worked with both our Trust and Fund Administration and Management Advisory teams on a broad range of deals across a spectrum of sectors.

Andrew graduated with a BA Hons in Geography from the University of Birmingham, where he also played cricket for the university 1st team.

Outside of the office, Andrew can be found in the gym or on the golf course. Andrew is also an avid NFL fan, supporting the New England Patriots.

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Martin joined Wyvern in 2006 and leads our Private Equity expertise and our Management Advisory business. His experience covers the full range of deal sizes and every role in buyouts and their exits, and Martin has been in the vanguard of developing the Management Advisory role on transactions since the late 90's.

Prior to joining Wyvern, Martin was head of Private Equity at Deloitte and UK head of Corporate Finance at Andersen. A chartered accountant and a graduate in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University, Martin is also trustee of WellChild, the national charity for sick children.

Martin is married to Sue, and has four grown up children, all competing for space in the house with the four dogs. A keen cyclist (and thus a fully-fledged MAMIL), Martin can often be seen in the Surrey or Cornish hills along with all the other "weekend warriors" trying desperately to improve his Strava PBs.

"Clients only want exactly what they want" is our driving maxim.  Our services are provided tailor-made, not off-the-peg.

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Francis joined Wyvern Partners in 2009.

His investment-banking experience includes management advisory, off-market fundraisings and M&A work, together with flotations, restructurings and other on-market transactions. His deals cover the full range from under £50m to circa £5bn.  In recent years he has focussed on Wyvern’s growing management-advisory practice, where Wyvern is a recognised market leader.

Francis joined Wyvern from ING and previously worked at Arbuthnot Securities where he gained extensive experience of working with quoted companies. He is an expert financial modeller with extensive experience of using Visual Basic to add custom functionality to Excel. Francis holds an MA in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews.

Francis is married to Clare and has one daughter. He is a keen sailor and organist and also sits on the boards of various trusts and real estate and farming companies and is treasurer and chairman of the finance committee of Field Lane, a charity founded in 1841 which provides independent living support to those with learning disabilities.

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Andrew joined Wyvern in 2014 and focuses on the Consumer and Luxury Goods sectors. His experience covers a wide range of transaction types, including management buy outs and buy ins, trade and private equity sales, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets fund raisings (both debt and equity). He has focused on SME clients for most of his career and has particular experience in cross-border transactions, including all types of buyers and sellers from the UK, Continental Europe and the US. More recently Andrew has been building Wyvern’s Growth Capital Advisory business, working with clients across multiple sectors looking to raise institutional funding to support their growth plans.

Prior to joining Wyvern, Andrew was Head of European Investment Banking at Oppenheimer (and a member of the Bank’s board) and European Head of Consumer Products at CIBC World Markets. Before this, Andrew was part of the pan-European Food and Beverage team at Rabobank and the M&A team at PwC. Andrew cut his teeth in the heady world of private equity with 3i Group, where he first met Martin Kitcatt. Andrew is an Honours Graduate in Engineering from Durham University.

Andrew is married to Sarah with three children. He lives in Kent and enjoys the country life. A keen fisherman and shot, he keeps his hand in the engineering world by restoring old motorbikes and cars but is mostly found on the touchline supporting one of his children in their sporting endeavours and reliving his youth.

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Following a successful career as a senior partner at City law firm Osborne Clarke, where latterly he was head of the firm’s banking and finance department in the UK, Brian joined Wyvern in 2010.

Brian, who was listed in Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading lawyer, advised on a broad range of corporate finance matters with a particular emphasis on acquisition finance. His clients included the UK clearing banks, private equity firms and corporates especially in the media and telecom sectors.

Prior to his time as a lawyer, Brian worked as a transactional banker in the USA and the UK with Continental Bank and latterly Charterhouse Bank. At Wyvern, Brian specialises on the media and technology sector as well as coverage of our family office clients.

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Jonathan was one of the founding members of Wyvern. He has broad corporate finance experience but has focused increasingly on the Trust and Fund Administration sector in recent years where he has completed over 40 deals.

Jonathan graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and began his career as an engineer with BOC. His transition to the City started with qualifying as a chartered accountant 1988 and moving the following year to the corporate finance department of Charterhouse. He subsequently worked at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and at CSFB as a director specialising in financial services transactions.

Originally from the valleys of South Wales Jonathan remains an avid Welsh rugby fan as well as a season ticket holder at Chelsea FC.

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Charles has spent over 30 years as an investment banking adviser. Initially at Rothschilds, he later became a director of Hambro Magan and then a founder and managing director of Hawkpoint Partners, where he led the firm’s financial institutions group for over ten years. Most recently he was a vice-chairman at Canaccord Genuity.

Charles has advised many clients ranging from major global groups, listed companies and private equity houses through to founder-owned businesses. He has a particular knowledge of the asset and wealth management sectors. 

Charles is also a professionally accredited business coach, working with clients through personal challenges in business, leadership assessment and the management of stakeholders. He also coaches a number of charity CEOs. 

Charles is married to Rosie and has two grown-up daughters. A graduate of New College, Oxford, he is currently president of the college’s alumni society. 

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