David is a partner in the Corporate Department who splits his time between our Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices. He joined Maclay Murray & Spens as a solicitor in 2001.
David has specific expertise in Private Equity, Venture Capital, MBOs/MBIs, M&A, Early Stage and Growth Companies, Tech and BioTech Companies and his significant transactions include advising Scottish Equity Partners and Scottish Enterprise on multiple investment transactions; MB Aerospace Holdings on the disposals of MB Faber and Glacier Energy Services Holdings, the acquisition of Gentz Industries and the sale of the enlarged group by Lloyds Development Capital and management vendors to Arlington Capital Partners; Czura Thornton Private Investment on LP formation, fundraising and subsequent acquisition of Chiltern International Holdings; House of Fraser plc on its acquisition of Jenners; SCF Partners on its investment in Clyde Blowers to fund the subsequent acquisition of the fluid and power divisions of Textron Inc; Quayle Munro Holdings plc and management vendors in the sale of Submersible Technology Services to Neptune Marine Services; Braveheart Investment Group plc on its acquisition of Viking Fund Managers; Aquamarine Power, Dysis Medical and Aquapharm Biodiscovery on multiple fundraising rounds.
David was a part-time tutor in company and commercial law for postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh from 2003 until 2007.
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