Director, Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking
Vincent Favier is a Director in Seabury Capital’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defense (A&D) M&A team. Based in London, his primary responsibility covers the execution of IB-related transactions across the A&D industry, encompassing all forms of mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, corporate divestments and restructurings, with a focus on the EMEA region.
Since joining Seabury, Vincent has been involved in engagements across multiple Aviation and A&D sub-segments, including ACMI, Airlines, Avionics & Electronics, In-Flight Entertainment, Interiors, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), as well as other military and space activities. He is actively involved in deal execution and in the management of the junior team. He also opportunistically supports origination, with a focus on France and the Middle East.
He previously worked for Arcapita, a GCC-based global private equity fund, originating, executing as well as managing around US$2bn of AUM in Europe. He was in particular involved in the management and successful exits of Freightliner Group and Viridian Group. This experience allowed him to acquire a valuable understanding of corporate strategy at board level, as well as of the management of distressed situations. He also gained a good understanding of Islamic finance for an investment purpose and a large network of GCC-based investors.
During his time in Investment Banking at Dresdner Kleinwort and Deutsche Bank, Vincent worked on a variety of buyside/sellside M&A, ECM and DCM situations involving large corporates, PE funds, SWFs and infrastructure funds globally. Before joining Seabury, Vincent also worked as an independent advisor to SMEs and early stage companies, as well as VC investors. During this time, he helped startups with their financial strategy and operational optimisation, leveraging his network and implementing best practices based on his previous roles. He focused in particular on Blockchain and new technologies.
Vincent graduated from the University of Strasbourg (Accounting and Finance/Business Law), EDHEC Business School (Grande Ecole/Management) and the London School of Economics (Accounting and Finance). He also attended an executive programme at Columbia Business School in New York. He is a native French speaker and an approved person, holding the FCA’s CF30 certification.