Co-President, London Office

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Deep Shah is a Co-President with Francisco Partners, and is Co-Head of the firm’s European investing.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2003, Deep worked at Morgan Stanley in London in both their Mergers and Acquisitions group and their Princes Gate Investors private equity fund, where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation and execution of transactions in a variety of industries, including information technology.

Deep serves on the board of directors of Bybox, E2Open, EG Software, GainSystems, and iConectiv. He previously served on the board of Attenti, BlueJay Solutions, Click Software, C-MAC MicroTechnology, eFront, Ex Libris, Masternaut, Metaswitch Networks, NexTraq, Operative, Paysafe, Prometheus Group, and SmartFocus.

Deep holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK) with First Class Honors.


M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England, with First Class Honors


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“Deep Shah and the FP team create unique relationships with the CEOs of their portfolio companies, offering the right level of support, empathy and guidance without intruding on the day-to-day management of the business.”
Martin Hiscox, Director and former President International and Vice Chairman, Red Prairie; current Director, Chairman and CEO, Masternaut