As a qualified chartered accountant and financial troubleshooter, David has guided a multitude of businesses through due diligence, the preparation of financial projections and in-depth accounting analysis.

However complex the situation, his analytical and investigative skills often represent the difference in a business exit, acquisition or capital funding project between clarity and doubt, a smooth process and a rocky road – and ultimately success and failure.

How? Part of the answer lies in a blend of attention to detail with strategic awareness. Another vital component is the experience David has absorbed running his own consultancy, which he did for 17 years prior to joining CapEQ as Head of Transaction Support. Before this he was a partner at West End accountancy firm Jayson Newman, advising clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to an acquisitive FTSE 250 group.

With sector experience extending across software, food manufacturing, cosmetics, engineering, wholesale, retail and care, David is a genuine asset to any business owner planning an M&A.

Married with two grown up daughters, he’s only got one clear weakness. He supports Barnet FC, presumably on the basis that someone has to.