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Professional, Proactive,
Partner-led advice


LONDON: 0208 221 8282
CHELMSFORD: 01245 254780
COLCHESTER: 01206 867551
IPSWICH: 01473 359720


Richard Francis

Richard Francis Director - Colchester


Richard qualified as an accountant with one of the UK’s top 20 firms, before joining Coopers and Lybrand, then the largest UK accountancy firm. He joined us a partner in 1991 and became a director when the business was incorporated in 1993.


Richard specialises in Corporate Finance and looking after growing clients in need of strategic advice. He has helped a number of businesses acquire further businesses, specialising in financial due diligence and advising them on structuring the acquisition. He has also helped shareholders dispose of their businesses and advised on all aspects of the disposal process. He has considerable experience in business financial reconstructions as well as international audit experience.

He has a wealth of knowledge when assisting companies to review their current strategy, consider their short and medium term objectives and creates a practical strategic plan. He has respectable connections with venture capital trusts, business angel organisations and professionals with investor clients. In addition Richard has successfully helped clients to acquire grant funds and mezzanine finance from quasi government sources.

Richard is a lead driver of our sister company LB Corporate Finance, providing advice on Bank Finance, Development Capital, Mergers, Acquisitions and Management Buyouts, New Venture Fundraising, Property Finance, Strategic Planning & Exit Planning and a number of other areas. LB Corporate Finance assists clients in raising funds for significant financial events of business life using an innovative blend of accounting and banking experience.

Contact Details

Office: Colchester
Telephone: 01206 867 551

LB Group Limited registered in England © 2019 Company Number: 2796741. Associate Directors are not statutory directors of the firm.

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