Andrew joined Wyvern in 2014 and focuses on the Consumer and Luxury Goods sectors. His experience covers a wide range of transaction types, including buy outs and buy ins, trade and private equity sales, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets fund raisings (both debt and equity). He has specialised in the mid-markets 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.
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 with three children. He lives in Kent, and enjoys the country life. A keen fisherman and shot, he also keeps his hand in the engineering world by restoring old motorbikes and cars.
“Clients need to trust their advisors. A sale or large acquisition may be the climax of an owner manager’s working life and having a trusted partner on board who knows the way to navigate the rollercoaster ride that is a deal is critical. Sometimes, that advice can be not to do the deal, which takes a lot of courage, honesty and experience to deliver. I firmly believe that this sets us apart from the norm.”