David Easdown

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David joined JMW in January 2024 from listed law firm Knights. He has worked with many of the region’s best-known businesses (both owner-managed and private-equity backed) and practised corporate law for nearly 20 years. David is known for his pragmatic and collaborative approach to corporate transactions at all levels of complexity and communicating in a clear and easy to understand style.

David’s practice is across many sectors, but has particular focus on high-growth (often technology-focused) business. His clients include development capital funders, family offices, owner-managed businesses and management teams receiving private equity investment ahead of executing buy-and-build strategies.

Recent examples include:

  • Advising DJH Mitten Clarke Group on its investment by Tenzing Private Equity in late 2022 and subsequent acquisition of 6 businesses in 2023;
  • Advising WJ Group on its investment by THI in 2020 and subsequent acquisition of a number of the UK’s leading independent roadmarking businesses;
  • Advising Cohens Chemist on over 100 acquisitions since 2005;
  • Advising Foresight Private Equity on its investments in Epistem, Rooms & Views, Space 48, ABL Health and Trak Global Security Solutions;
  • Advising BGF, Maven and Panoramic Growth Equity on numerous investments;
  • Advising the shareholders of Volcanic on its sale to Access Group; and
  • Advising the sellers of multiple automotive technology businesses on their sales to leading global autotech consolidator Keyloop.

 In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his young family and (when they allow it!) riding anything with 2 wheels and watching live sport.