Dow Schofield Watts, the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Smith as a Corporate Finance Director in Daresbury, with effect from 29th June 2016.

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David Smith qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has 25 years’ experience of equity investing and lead advisory corporate finance, working in venture capital and private equity.

Most recently he was the investment director at the North West Fund for Digital & Creative and has extensive experience in investing and corporate finance, specialising particularly in software, IT services and media. He has worked in venture capital, stockbroking and corporate finance with companies including 3i and KPMG. He has supported many software, IT services, creative and media companies from early stage funding through to IPO or sale.

Commenting on his arrival, James Dow, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts said: “David will bring a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience to our business and we look forward to welcoming him to DSW Corporate Finance and in due course to PHD. He has a truly exceptional range of skills and experience and his appointment continues to differentiate DSW as probably the leading provider of experienced corporate finance advice outside of London. He is a great addition to an already outstanding team.”