Comprehensive support throughout mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.Corporate Finance
Henry Wells is a managing director and head of M&A in the London office as part of the global Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice. He has nearly 20 years of corporate finance advisory experience, focused on mid-market European companies and investors.
Henry advises clients on a wide range of corporate finance transactions including private and public company disposals and acquisitions. His clients include corporate shareholders, private equity firms and management teams.
Henry’s sector specialization includes the Travel, Leisure and Retail sectors. Representative clients and engagements include:
Travel Sector: Encore, eTraveli, Hoseasons, JacTravel, LateRooms, Lowcost Travel Group, On the Beach, Page & Moy, Riviera Travel, Thomas Cook, Travel Republic, Sykes Cottages
Leisure Sector: Byron, De Vere Group plc, Inventive Leisure, Samlerhuset, Sportech plc, Tom Cobleigh, Walkabout, Young’s Group PLC
Retail and Consumer Sector: 99p Stores, Alpha Airports Group plc, Amtico International, Austin Reed Group plc, Danube Foods Group, The Early Learning Centre, Hamleys plc, Ideal Shopping Direct, Lee Cooper, Mackays Stores, Majestic Wine plc, Mydeco, Peacocks, Poundland, ScS Upholstery plc
Henry joined Duff & Phelps in 2014 from Close Brothers Corporate Finance Limited (which became DC Advisory), where he served as a managing director and head of the Leisure and Retail team. Prior to that, Henry qualified and practiced as a solicitor in the corporate group at the Eversheds' London office.
Henry is a BA history graduate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Henry is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and with Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC, the FINRA regulated U.S. broker-dealer, as a Series 79 Representative.
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