David is a partner in the banking & finance team at Russell McVeagh. He specialises in leveraged acquisition finance (with a focus on private equity), project finance, property finance, derivatives, venture capital and special situations investing. David has years of experience advising financial institutions, private equity funds, corporates, non-bank lenders and sovereigns on a wide range of financing and restructuring transactions. David regularly acts for Australasian and global private equity funds in relation to financing their acquisitions in New Zealand. David has acted on transactions involving The Riverside Company, Pacific Equity Partners, Oaktree, Navis Capital, CVC, Hillhouse Capital (China's largest private equity sponsor), KKR, Blackstone and TPG. David began his career with Russell McVeagh and returned to the firm 2017 after an extended period based in London and Hong Kong with leading US law firms. David has successfully completed all three levels of examinations for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.