David Blake FCA, Managing Director

David is a highly experienced corporate finance professional. Before founding Chantry, he spent over fifteen years working for major international investment banks in the City of London. He spent a large part of his earlier career at HSBC Investment Bank (joining its forerunner, Samuel Montagu, in 1987) where he was a Managing Director and Head of IT/Support Services sector coverage, as well as having managerial responsibility for an M&A transaction execution group. Following HSBC, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup, where he was Head of Capital Goods coverage.
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In his career he has assisted many public companies and private businesses in achieving their strategic objectives. His expertise in Corporate Finance spans a broad spectrum of transactions and industry sectors both in the UK and overseas. Further details of his more recent transaction experience and client relationships may be found by clicking on the Case Studies link.

David is a Management Sciences graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.