Founder of Griffon Capital
David has specialised in all aspects of private equity for more than 30 years. David completed, in a lead capacity, his first cross-border, leveraged management buyout in 1983. He has since completed over 100 transactions in the UK, Europe and the USA as a principal investor, equity partner, corporate finance adviser or lender (mezzanine and senior debt) ranging from £100,000 to over £1 billion.
After spending three years in a senior position in a merchant banking operation for a European bank in New York, David spent eight years at a European investment bank as head of European Structured Finance. He was responsible for all European acquisition finance with teams in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Lisbon, Helsinki and Stockholm as well as private equity investing in the UK. David was also responsible for European securitisation activities.
In recent years, David has been a senior partner in a corporate finance boutique responsible for all financial sponsor transactions and principal investment investing opportunities as well as advising and investing for his own account.