David Weavers

  • Partner

Profile

I joined Clearwater International in 2017, having previously worked for Rothschild and Deloitte Corporate Finance. Moving to Clearwater represented an exciting opportunity to help a market leading advisory business with a fantastic culture continue to grow its client base.

I’ve worked on over 35 deals worth more than €10bn, and have experience of working with listed PLCs, private equity clients and owner-managed businesses. The transactions that I’ve completed have included buy-side and sell-side deals, across a variety of sectors, and included many cross-border transactions. This broad spread of deal types includes transactions such as the c. €95m sale of Mini-Cam to Halma plc, acting as Rule 3 adviser to Zetex plc on its c. €100m sale to Diodes Inc, advising on the c. €1.3bn flotation of AO World plc, completing several acquisitions and an equity fund-raising for Norcros plc, and successfully defending Lookers plc from a c. €300m hostile takeover offer by Pendragon.

I particularly enjoy working with owner managed businesses – there is a real buzz about helping hard-working and dedicated entrepreneurs fulfil their ambitions. Often this involves enabling them to capitalise on a lifetime’s work by finding an appropriate acquirer for their business.

I have worked in the corporate finance industry for 17 years, hold a degree in Accountancy & Law from the University of Manchester, and was a national prize winner in the CISI’s Corporate Finance professional exams.

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