Europe’s leading asset finance advisory firm evolves management and ownership

Dublin, 9 October 2019 –  Invigors, the leading European asset finance consulting and advisory firm, has reformed its leadership and ownership structure.  The new Invigors leadership team comprises Paul Johnson-Ferguson and Patrick Gouin, based in Paris, Ian Robertson, based in Zurich, and Kieran O’Brien, based in Dublin.  This pan-European team takes over from the existing Invigors EMEA partners with immediate effect.  The existing Partners, Chris Boobyer, Richard Guilbert, Mike Roberts, Richard Ryan and George Tonks will leave the management team, remaining within the business and continuing to play an important role within Invigors as Senior Advisors.

Paul Johnson-Ferguson emphasised the importance of the changes that are currently occurring in the market and how Invigors needs to be as agile as its clients in responding to change.  “Our team of market experts and experienced business advisors will continue to deliver insight, innovation and business impact to our clients, and we will look to support our clients to innovate and exploit new technologies.  This will be a growing part of our service offering.

Ian Robertson emphasised the importance of continuity within the business.  “As a new management team, we are all excited to be part of this next stage in Invigors’ development. In the next few years the tipping point will arrive where a majority of customers no longer buy assets but only purchase services.  We see a huge opportunity to build on the solid foundations laid by the former Invigors management team over the last 15 years to help manufacturers, distributors, asset finance providers and service companies prepare for and implement these changes.

Kieran O’Brien highlighted the need to help clients focus on building out capabilities to achieve growth in the EMEA marketplace, supporting growth across the region.  “I am delighted to be part of the new look Invigors leadership team and am looking forward to expanding our footprint across Europe and the rest of EMEA.  We will have more to announce on this in the near term.”

Patrick Gouin was keen to stress the changes in market structure and how Invigors will seek to serve them. “With changing end customer needs, behaviours and expectations, we already see the market rapidly attempting to re-adjust to the new requirements.  With this come new opportunities but also threats and disruption.  Given this backdrop, this is an exciting time for Invigors to be helping our clients navigate these changes.”

Chris Boobyer said “During this year we have been discussing with our colleagues how best to continue the excellent relationships and reputation built by the firm over the years and how best to achieve our ambitious growth plans.  The UK team is delighted that the business is being transitioned to Paul, Ian, Kieran and Patrick and we shall look forward to working and supporting them as they drive the business forward.”

Notes to Editors 

About ‘Invigors’:

Invigors, part of the Alta Group is Europe’s leading asset finance advisory and consulting business, delivering insight, innovation and business impact through a broad range of services spanning, strategic advisory, systems and technology selection, market entry and development as well as providing specialised support in areas including mergers and acquisitions, vendor and captive finance, systems selection, asset management, managed solutions and servitisation, process improvement and benchmarking.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact any of the new leadership team below:

Paul Johnson-Ferguson, email:, tel.  +33 664082142
Ian Robertson, email:, tel. +41 791530155
Kieran O Brien, email:, tel.  +353 879598003
Patrick Gouin, email:, tel.: +33 682648832