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Chambers UK 2022
Francis is very good technically, very thorough and diligent. He is very personable, very responsive and has a very good sense of the market
Francis Booth is a partner based in the London office. His practice focuses on leveraged and acquisition finance. He has led transactions advising banks, debt funds and borrowers on a variety of financing structures, including senior, mezzanine, FOLO, unitranche and PIK arrangements.
Secondments to Barclays and Marlborough Partners, a leading European debt advisor, have provided him with valuable commercial experience, whilst secondments to our offices in Singapore and Sydney have allowed him to work with lawyers across our international network.
Chambers UK 2023
Francis is always very strong technically and commercially, while delivering effective results on time.
Advising Ares Management on the refinancing of Sykes Cottages and the acquisition of Forest Holidays
Advising Ardian in relation to the financing of Norvestor's acquisition of Pinja
Advising Macquarie Capital on the refinancing of Centric Health
Advising Ares Management on the refinancing of Content+Cloud
Advising SMBC and Park Square on the financing of Inflexion's acquisition of Aspen Pumps
Advising Barings and Bank of Ireland on the financing of Montagu's acquisition of intelligence business Jane’s
Advising LGT and NatWest on the financing of Equistone's acquisition of CH&Co
Advising HPS on the €1.2bn refinancing of the Fortenova Group (previously known as Agrokor) via a secured private note issuance
Advising Ares Management in relation to the financing of VetPartners
Advising Pemberton and Lloyds in relation to the provision of facilities backing the acquisition of Travel Counsellors by Vitruvian
Advising HSBC, Lloyds and RBS in relation to the provision of facilities backing the acquisition of corporate travel business Reed & Mackay by Inflexion
Advising ICG and Lloyds in relation to the provision of facilities backing the acquisition of Yo! Sushi by Mayfair Equity Partners
Advising HNA Group on its circa €1.5bn debt and equity financing relating to its acquisition of Swissport
Advising HSBC in relation to the financing of Equistone's acquisition of Nylacast
- M.A., Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 2004
- Solicitor, England and Wales