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David Crump

Corporate Finance Senior Manager, Derby

Direct line: 01332 374419

My expertise

Corporate Finance


I am a Senior Manager in the dedicated Corporate Finance Division of Smith Cooper. I am a highly skilled corporate finance advisor, with over ten years’ experience. I advise on many types of corporate finance transactions involving owner-managed and mid-corporate businesses and in sectors such as fast food and healthcare. All my client work is in respect of corporate finance activities.

What can I do for your organisation?

I provide intensive management of corporate acquisitions, management buy-outs, mergers and sales for mid-corporate and owner-managed businesses. Our aim is to optimise the transaction for the client, ensure it is at the best value, swiftly and efficiently delivered and with minimum risk. Typically, our deals are in the £2m to £35m deal size range.

I also provide succession planning advice, help prepare businesses for sale, assist with business planning and fundraising and can provide target search services for companies, private equity firms or individuals wanting to acquire.

Experience counts

I am a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and have recently been awarded the Corporate Finance (CF) qualification by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The CF qualification is widely recognised as the global standard for the corporate finance industry.

In 2002 I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a medium-sized, Midlands based practice where I gained a broad base of experience in the profession including accounting,  audit, taxation, due diligence and, most importantly, corporate finance deal management.

Since joining the dedicated corporate finance division of Smith Cooper in 2005, I have advised on numerous corporate finance transactions including sales, MBOs/MBIs, refinancing and fund raising, as well as mergers and acquisitions involving owner managed businesses and mid corporate businesses.

Deeper knowledge

I have experience of working with clients in a wide range of sectors, particularly the fast food franchise, healthcare, leisure, training, engineering, clothing, food, printing/packaging, transport and IT.

I have gained significant experience in fast food franchise area, predominantly internationally renowned brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Domino’s – having worked on many assignments including company sales, acquisitions, bid proposals, business planning, fundraising and valuations over a five year period.

I also have a good knowledge of the care sector, especially in the areas of domiciliary care and high dependency learning difficulty units, and have worked on a number of transactions involving Government funded training and welfare-to-work companies.

Personally speaking

Outside work I have an interest in motorsports (as a spectator rather than participator). I spend time planning holiday adventures and then enjoy taking them. I like to attend live music events when I can and I also enjoy outdoor activities including walking and cycling.