“I work with my clients to achieve their commercial objectives as efficiently as possible.”
With more than 25 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer, David is a respected specialist in Private Equity and M&A transactions.
David supports leading international private equity firms, advising on every stage of a private equity transaction cycle including fund formation and sponsor team equity and carry arrangements to acquisitions, and portfolio company exits. He is also an accomplished M&A lawyer with particular experience in foreign investment advice to offshore investors. He has a strong track record of building long standing relationships with the clients he works with.
David is widely regarded as a leading Private Equity practitioner in Australia. He has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific, and voted by peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Commercial, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Clients note David as “a very strong lawyer who is able to provide legal advice within the context of commercial objectives, which we find to be a rare skill.” – Best Lawyers Australia, 2017-2018
Archer — acted for management on the MBO of Sulo MGB Australia in conjunction with Archer Capital.
Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG) — advised NYSE listed insurance broker AJG on its A$1.1 billion acquisition of the Wesfarmers insurance broking and premium funding businesses.
Bain Capital Credit — advised Bain Capital Credit and Deutsche Bank, Sydney Branch on their acquisition of the A$1.9bn commercial finance business from GE.
Catalyst Private Equity — advised on its acquisition of the Dusk and Adairs retail business.
Ironbridge Capital — acted on the current fundraising and establishment of the Ironbridge Capital Fund II (A$1.05bn).
Ironbridge Capital — advised on the NZ$501m sale of EnviroWaste Services Limited to Hong Kong-listed Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited.
Ironbridge Capital — advised the Ironbridge portfolio company, FleetPartners, on the A$200m acquisition of FleetPlus.
Pacific Equity Partners — advised on its A$440m acquisition of Hoyts.
Permira — advised Permira and its portfolio company, I-MED Radiology Network on its innovative joint venture with healthcare artificial intelligence company, Harrison.AI.
Permira — advised Permira its $1.3 billion acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network from EQT.
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Commercial Law — 2014 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Corporate Law — 2016 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Leveraged Buyouts — 2017 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Mergers & Acquisitions — 2014 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Private Equity Law — 2009 - 2024
Best Lawyers in Australia™ — Venture Capital Law — 2013 - 2024
Best Lawyers® — Venture Capital “Lawyer of the Year” Award — 2017 - 2018
Chambers Asia-Pacific: Australia — Private Equity — 2012 - 2023
Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney