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David Howes ACA MBA

Dave is a qualified chartered accountant with a Masters in Business Administration. He joined JDC Corporate Finance in 2014 after spending eight years with Grant Thornton, five years of which, as a lead advisor in the East of England Advisory team.

Since leaving University, Dave has spent 10+ years advising clients across East Anglia. He has acted as a lead advisor on a significant number of transactions across a range of sectors with transaction sizes from £3m to £100m+. These have included both trade and private equity sales, purchase transactions, MBOs, MBIs, fund raising and strategic reviews.

Throughout his time in corporate finance, Dave has also spent a significant amount of time offering strategic advice to boards and company owners on both maximising shareholder value and positioning their business to maximise the success of future transactions.

Recent transactions in which Dave has been involved include the £100m+ sale of M&H Plastics to RPC Group plc, the £17m MBI of an electrical aftermarkets part business supported by private equity, the £25m sale of CRP Print and Packaging Limited to Smurfit Kappa Plc and the £12m MBO of Validus-IVC.

Dave also spent two and a half years in industry as a Group Financial Controller in a £1 billion international asset business and is therefore able to offer his clients ‘front line’ experience and expertise in financial management and control.

Here is Dave's personal statement:

“I thrive on being able to provide strategic and valuable advice to my clients and to see the impact it has both in the growth of their business and ultimately on exit. I am proud to be a trusted professional advisor for a number of owner managed businesses across East Anglia bringing them challenge, objectivity, honesty and independent perspectives.

As part of the team at JDC, I am really excited to be able to bring my experience and skills from working in a top 5 accountancy firm to a business that is able to offer its clients integrated expert advice in a hands-on, clear, concise and cost effective manner with the absence of red tape. I believe this sets JDC apart from the competition, being a leading corporate finance ‘boutique’ in the region with people who are passionate about their clients.”

  • “...great business advice...”
  • “...pro-active and knowledgeable advisers...”
  • “...key role in the development of our business...”
  • “...clarity of thought and essential guidance...”
  • “...regular pithy and cost effective advice...”
  • “...friendly high quality support from people who understand our business...”
  • “...excellence through expertise for over a decade...”
  • “...have always met and often exceeded our expectations...”
  • “...pro-active and professional throughout...”
  • “...doubt we would have reached a successful outcome without them...”
  • “...professionalism without drama...”
  • “...always found their judgement to be spot on...”
  • “...first class advice and assistance...”
  • “...we found their no-nonsense approach, experience and knowledge to be second to none...”
  • “...expertise and sheer professionalism...”
  • “...our key advisers from day one...”
  • “...advisers who we trust implicitly and who are genuinely committed to us and our business...”



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