David has over 20 years' experience of cross-border transactions involving Asia, advising both Asian companies and those from outside the region. His experience has included transformational M&A transactions for international companies, and some of the region's most complex restructurings including a going private transaction involving three different stock exchanges, the first ever Section 363 asset acquisition by a Chinese State Owned Enterprise and the largest ever bankruptcy by an overseas listed Chinese company.
David has worked with the principals of Bacchus Capital on transactions in Indonesia, China, Botswana, Australia, Canada, Mongolia and Myanmar. David has also served as the CEO of an Indonesian mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
David started his investment banking career in Asia with Schroders and Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in Hong Kong, after which he was recruited to establish and build Houlihan Lokey's Asian presence, which he built in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore. David studied Chinese and Economics at London University and speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese fluently, as well as having a working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and Cantonese.