Henry Wells is a managing director and head of the UK M&A Advisory practice, based in the London office. He leverages nearly 20 years of corporate finance advisory experience, focused on mid-market European companies and investors, and assists corporate shareholders, private equity firms and management teams on a wide range of transactions including private and public company disposals and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Henry served as a managing director and head of the leisure and retail team at Close Brothers Corporate Finance Limited (which became DC Advisory). Before that, Henry qualified and practiced as a solicitor in the corporate group at the Eversheds' London office. 

Henry’s sector specialization includes the travel, leisure and retail sectors. Representative clients and engagements include:

  • Travel: Great Rail Journeys, Encore, eTraveli, Hoseasons, JacTravel, LateRooms, Lowcost Travel Group, On the Beach, Page & Moy, Riviera Travel, Thomas Cook, Travel Republic, Sykes Cottages
  • Leisure: Byron, De Vere Group plc, Inventive Leisure, Samlerhuset, Sportech plc, Tom Cobleigh, Walkabout, Young’s Group PLC
  • Retail and Consumer: 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, Leyland SDM, Mackays Stores, Majestic Wine plc, Mydeco, Peacocks, Poundland, ScS Upholstery plc

Henry received a BA history from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He 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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