Ms. Francis has experience advising on the structuring, negotiation and funding of M&A and private equity transactions, and her practice extends to advising management on their investment, incentive and exit arrangements. Ms. Francis’ real estate experience includes both the direct and indirect tax aspects of property transactions, having advised on a broad range of acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations across multiple jurisdictions.
Ms. Francis' representative experience includes:
- Exclusive Networks in its acquisition of Ignition Technology Ltd, a leading distributor of SaaS security products in the UK, Nordics and Benelux regions. Exclusive Networks are ultimately owned by funds managed by Permira.
- Incopro, an online intellectual property and brand protection company, on its sale to Corsearch, a portfolio company of Astorg.
- Advised Clarion Partners Europe (European real estate investment fund manager) on the sale to Dream Industrial REIT (an open-ended real estate investment trust listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange) of a corporate structure holding a portfolio of 31 institutional quality logistics assets across Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Slovakia and the Czech Republic for a consideration valuing the properties at over €880 million.
- Mayfair Equity Partners and its portfolio company, Parcel2Go, in its agreement with EQT Private Equity in which EQT will acquire a majority stake in Parcel2Go. Parcel2Go has grown to be the category leader, providing marketplace services to all major UK carriers, offering collection and delivery services throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.