With passion and care for their business, I strive to be a true extension of my clients in the market and build long-term relationships that last beyond the transaction.
Francis provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raising advisory services for aerospace and defense (A&D) business owners, public corporations, and A&D-focused private equity firms. His experience includes M&A, take-privates, leveraged buyouts, minority interest transactions, private placements and public capital raises.
Francis has been active in the industry for more than a decade and has a deep understanding of the global market and business dynamics shaping the A&D industry. He helps A&D clients maximize a range of opportunities, including corporations reshaping their portfolios, retiring business owners, and private equity firms looking to realize strong returns in a favorable market.
Francis serves on the Steering Committee for the LA Chapter of the Aerospace & Defense Forum and is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences across the world.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Francis worked in a dual role at Barclays Capital / Lehman Brothers where he worked in the private equity coverage group, while also working to build the firm’s mid-market investment banking effort.
Francis earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management, and dual Bachelor of Arts in economics and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Lincoln International advised Thompson Street Capital Partners and Onward Capital on the sale of Domaille to ADDMAN Engineering, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Unical Defense has been sold to Fastener Distribution Holdings (FDH), LLC, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that MSC Aerospace has sold Metalcraft Technologies Inc. (MTI) to ARCH Precision Components, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners. Learn more:
Lincoln International has advised Prospect Partners on the sale of Velocity Aerospace to Precision Aviation Group, a portfolio company of GenNx360
Lincoln International advised JW Hill Capital on the recapitalization of Burrana with a new senior credit facility
Lincoln International advised J.H. Whitney on the sale of Systems 3 to Cassavant Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Gallant Capital
Lincoln International advised ARCH Global Precision in the sale of ARCH Precision Components to Madison Dearborn Partners
Lincoln International advised Meggitt PLC on the sale of Avica Aerospace Ducting to David Hart Aerospace Pipes, a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
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