Chris Handy

Chris Handy

Investment Director
Midlands

Chris is responsible for sourcing and completing transactions of up to £100million equity.

Background:

Chris brings over 20 years industrial experience at Rolls-Royce in both senior operational and financial roles where he spent five years as CFO of the energy division, a £1bn revenue business and prior to that five years as CFO of the Gas Turbines Services division (revenue £1.6bn), a key part of the aerospace aftermarket supply chain. In these roles Chris was also a key board member of several joint ventures and subsidiaries.

Prior to becoming CFO, Chris led the in-house M&A team of Rolls Royce where he was responsible for executing acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, leading and managing transactions with international trade acquirers and notably the disposal of Vickers Turbine Components to private equity. Most recently, Chris led the disposal of Rolls-Royce's energy business to Siemens for £785m together with negotiation of a 25 year technology licensing agreement worth £200m.

Before joining Rolls-Royce Chris spent ten years with PwC where he qualified as a chartered accountant in Birmingham moving to lead the Corporate Advisory team in the East Midlands where he was responsible for growing their regional presence.

Interests:

In his spare time Chris is a keen sportsman and having spent many years playing club rugby he is now an RFU licensed coach delivering coaching to junior players at Moseley.

Recent LDC Transactions:

  • Eley Group Logo
  • Airline Services Logo
  • A-Gas Logo