David is Head of Corporate Finance in the Manchester office as well as Chair of UHY’s national automotive group. He works closely with his portfolio of contacts to provide expert advice on strategic growth, fundraising or exit planning.
He is Corporate Finance (CF) qualified, with over sixteen years’ experience working closely with key clients and contacts to understand their long term objectives and then assisting with action plans to achieve these. He has acted as a trusted adviser for numerous privately owned businesses, working with management to maximise value on exit, as well as assisting acquisitive companies with their growth plans. He has advised on over 150 transactions with estimated combined transaction proceeds of £500m.
David works in all sectors, however he has significant experience in the automotive sector and is known as one of the leading professional advisers in the marketplace. Over recent years, David has regularly been involved with more than 1/3 of the transactions taking place annually within the automotive retail market, advising on a number of substantial and high profile deals. In recognition of his corporate finance activity, he was ranked by Experian as Manchester’s most active corporate finance professional during 2016.
In 2016, David was also named in Accountancy Age’s ‘35 under 35’, which recognises the best and brightest young talent in the UK.
Outside of work he is Chairman of Lindow Cricket Club where he has played for over 18 years.