David McGrory > Dentons > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
QUARTERMILE ONE
15 LAURISTON PLACE
EDINBURGH
EH3 9EP
Scotland

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

David is a partner in the Corporate practice who splits his time between our Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices. He joined the Firm as a solicitor in 2001.

David has specific expertise in Private Equity, Venture Capital, MBOs/MBIs, M&A, growth companies, Renewable Energy and Life Sciences companies. 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; Aquamarine Power and Muirden Energy on multiple transactions; and Dysis Medical, Aquapharm Biodiscovery and Biofilm 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 and authored a chapter entitled “A Private Institutional Investor Perspective” in “Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change” published by Edward Elgar 2013.

Away from legal practice, David served as a non-executive director on the board of SPFL football club, Dundee United from 2014 to 2017.

Career

Qualified 2000; Pagan Osborne and Pagan Business Law. joined Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2001; associate 2005, head of venture capital 2009, partner 2010.

Languages

German.

Memberships

Notary Public.

Education

Madras College, St. Andrews; University of Dundee (1997 LLB (Hons); 1998 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Family; football (serves as non-executive director of Dundee United); skiing; golf (member of The New Golf Club of St. Andrews).