David Carter

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David Carter is a corporate partner at international law firm Ashurst. He was named in The Lawyer magazine's Hot 100 for 2012. The feature described him as “convivial” and said he “loves his clients and has built a reputation as one of the City’s real charmers”. David is in Ashurst’s private equity and buy-outs practice and specialises in corporate and commercial activities, with particular expertise in leveraged buy-outs, Mergers and Acquisitions and corporate reconstructions. 

He advised on the €1.2 billion sale of Ontex B.V. to Goldman Sachs and TPG, the disposal of Host Europe Limited to Montagu for £222 million and the acquisitions of Time Out and Daler Rowney for Oakley Capital and Electra respectively. He has written articles and is a regular commentator on private equity in the legal and financial Press. David graduated from Warwick University and did his Law Society finals at Guildford. He has been a partner at Ashurst since 2001.