Tim Franks


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Managing Director
Advent International plc, London
Joined Advent in 1999


+44 (0) 207 333 0800


Tim Franks joined the London office of Advent International in 1999 and has 15 years of private equity experience. In 2010, he moved to open and lead Advent’s New York office.  In 2013, he returned to the London office, where he is a member of the European Advisory Committee.  He covers investments in the RCL and TMT sectors, as well as covering Scandinavia and the Netherlands. 

Prior to Advent, Tim worked for the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston in London and before that for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.


Tim has an MA from Cambridge University, where he was awarded the Dr. Herchel Smith Scholarship for continued study at Harvard University. At Harvard, Tim received a Master of Public Policy focusing on international finance and development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Tim Franks

Investments participated in

Tim has led, co-led or participated in Advent’s investments in 11 companies, including BOS Solutions, DFS, SkillSoft, Poundland, Fat Face and Sportfive.



Fat Face Group Ltd; Poundland.