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David Davies

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Bates Wells Braithwaite

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner covering all aspects of small to mid-cap corporate work, including private company M&A and scale-up investment, public company IPOs, fundraisings and takeovers, joint ventures and reorganisations. David has a particular interest, and a significant transactional track record, in the technology sector and is co-founder of the firm’s technology sector practice group. In addition, he has a growing specialism in advising responsible businesses.

Career

Qualified in 2002, having trained at Faegre & Benson. Associate at Faegre & Benson 2002-2006; senior associate at Olswang 2006-2011, joined Bates Wells Braithwaite in 2011 (partner from 2012)

Languages

Spanish.

Member

AIJA; Legal Committee of Quoted Companies Alliance; Society for Computers and the Law; Law Society of England & Wales

Education

Winchester College; University College London, LLB Laws 1998; College of Law, LPC 1999.

Leisure

Sailing – Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Trearddur Bay Sailing Club; Rugby - Richmond Football Club; golf.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Bates Wells Braithwaite is noted for its expertise in technology, financial services, infrastructure and the impact economy. It frequently handles deals with an international element: practice head Mark Tasker acted for the shareholders in Netsparker on the sale of the company to US investment fund Turn/River Capital; Murdoch Currie, who joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in May 2017, advised Spain-based Alantra Partners on its £30m acquisition of UK corporate finance adviser Catalyst Corporate Finance; and David Davies acted for US-based aerospace testing company Element Materials Technology on its acquisition of UK company NDT. Notable new clients include FairFX Group, Brighton Pier Group, SigmaRoc and Perkbox, a UK start-up that helps companies engage and reward employees; Stephen Callender acted for the latter on its acquisition of digital rewards platform Loyalty Bay.

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