In November 2016 First West Capital was involved in a panel discussion at ACG Capital Connection in Toronto addressing trends in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, which has seen an increase in activity. Transactions with an M&A component, such as strategic M&As, partner buyouts, management buyouts (MBOs) and leveraged buyouts (LBOs), have become favorable for sellers due to high valuation multiples – thanks to low interest rates and strong availability of capital from lenders and private equity firms. For strategic buyers, low organic growth rates and succession planning are driving increased M&A activity. Continue Reading
David has over 12 years’ experience in financial services and investment banking in the Canadian public and private markets. As First West Capital’s Managing Director, David provides mid-market businesses in Canada with tailored subordinated debt, mezzanine and equity financing solutions for growth, acquisitions and transitions.
Prior to First West Capital, David’s positions included District Director and Associate Director at Roynat Capital, Associate at BMO Capital Markets and various positions at GE Capital.
David holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) with honours from McGill University and Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) from the University of British Columbia.
David was one of the top fundraisers in 2015 for MotionBall, an event benefitting Special Olympics, and he also supports the Terry Fox Foundation and regularly races in the Terry Fox Run. He currently sits on the Young Professionals Board of Directors for the Jays Care Foundation.