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 £1m to over £2bn. They include the £600m reverse-auction tender offer by Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust and the £2.1bn acquisition of Eversholt Rail Group by a consortium of private equity houses.
Francis has a generalist focus, with a particular interest in management advisory and the support services, transport, utilities and investment-company sectors.
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 functionality to Excel. Francis holds an MA in Financial Economics from the University of St Andrews.
Francis is married to Clare. He is a keen sailor and also sits on the board of various real estate 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.