Frank Holmes

Since becoming a founder partner in Gambit in 1995, Frank has led a number of significant transactions in the UK and internationally, including Wales’ largest Management Buy Out of £110 million and a greenfield start up with funding packages totalling over £100 million for a new generation holiday village. 

Frank has extensive experience across a number of industry sectors  and has raised in excess of £1.5 billion of finance for clients; including industrial, leisure, energy and environment, life sciences, food and consumer goods, involving many international transactions.

Frank is an Honours graduate Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Frank was voted Wales Dealmaker of the Year in 2007, 2013 and 2017. In 2008, Frank was awarded ‘’Best Chartered Accountant in Practice’’ by ICAEW and in 2019 he received the ‘’Outstanding Contribution to Finance in Wales’’ at the Finance Awards Wales. In 2023, he was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University for his contribution to Finance.

He has held a number of non-executive directorships with established companies, a university, leading private school and charity.  He is also founding Chair of Manufacturing Wales, a consortium of manufacturing companies across Wales.  

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