Francis Booth | London | Hogan Lovells

Francis Booth

Partner Corporate & Finance

Languages

English, French, German

Booth Francis

Francis Booth
Booth Francis
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
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He's superbly responsive and easy to talk to about what's market and what is not. He makes deals pretty simple overall and it's super good to have him on board.

Chambers UK 2024

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.

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He's superbly responsive and easy to talk to about what's market and what is not. He makes deals pretty simple overall and it's super good to have him on board.

Chambers UK 2024

Representative experience

Advising Barings on the financing of Inflexion's investment in aosphere

Advising ICG on the financing of Inflexion's take-private of law firm DWF

Advising Pemberton on the financing of Cap10's take-private of Sureserve

Advising Investec on the financing of Lawfront's acquisition of Nelsons Law 

Advising Ardian in relation to the financing of Norvestor's acquisition of Pinja

Advising Ares Management on the refinancing of Sykes Cottages and the acquisition of Forest Holidays

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 HNA Group on its circa €1.5bn debt and equity financing relating to its acquisition of Swissport

Credentials

Education
  • M.A., Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 2004
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Recognition

Up and Coming, Banking and Finance: Mid-Market: Lenders

Chambers UK

2024
Up and Coming, Banking and Finance: Mid-Market: Lenders

Chambers UK

2023
Up and Coming, Banking and Finance: Mid-Market: Lenders

Chambers UK

2022