Paul Franks


Beech Tree PE LLP

Joined: 2014

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Paul is married with two children and enjoys most sports, especially football and cycling (as a hobbyist). He also manages an under-15s football team and most weekends you will find Paul watching his kids playing rugby and football. Before setting up Beech Tree Private Equity with Andy in October 2014, Paul was Head of the Birmingham office of Gresham Private Equity and a member of the Gresham board. Paul has been involved in corporate finance for nearly 25 years. Whilst at Gresham, Paul was heavily involved in support services, notably in leading the technology, media and telecoms sector. Paul has invested in a number of businesses including Investis, Team Telecom Group, Just Trays and Minivator. Paul currently sits on the boards of RS Connect, Wavenet and Redstor. Prior to joining Gresham, Paul worked for a number of years in the corporate finance department for PricewaterhouseCoopers advising on a number of transactions including MBOs, public to privates and development capital deals. Paul was also seconded to Bridgepoint Capital.


Work History

Gresham Private Equity Fund

PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PwC)