Frances Spooner, Associate

Frances advises institutions, management teams and companies across a range of sectors on corporate and corporate finance matters including M&A, debt finance, group reorganisations and private equity and venture capital transactions.

Frances is one of a number of home-grown members of the Marriott Harrison team, having joined as a trainee in September 2010.  Prior to joining, Frances studied BA Law and Economics at University of Leicester graduating with a First Class honours degree.


  • Acting for the management and institutional shareholders on the sale of Picturehouse Cinemas to Cineworld plc.
  • Acting for Kaplan International on its acquisitions of Osborne Books and Mander Portman Woodward.
  • Acting for the shareholders on the sale of a large owner-managed snack retailer to the largest confectionary specialist in the UK.
  • Acting for Procam Television, a leading broadcast hire facilities business, on its acquisition of the assets and business of Hammerhead Television Facilities and part of the business and assets of Take 2 Film, and its acquisitions of the shares in True Lens Services and the shares in HotCam New York (now Procam USA).
  • Acting for Mobeus Equity Partners on a number of its investments, including Virgin Wines and Wetsuit Outlet.
  • Acting for a VC house on investments in the technology sector including businesses in big data and media apps and for a PE house on investments in the manufacturing/retail and leisure sectors.
  • Advising on debt financing and refinancing work, including on the lender side for a challenger bank and for private equity investee borrowers in the IT/technology sectors.