David Charters is a Founding Partner of Partner Capital, a merchant banking business, notably in capital raising and cross-border and UK private and public M&A. He has an extensive track record of achievement in financial services over 20 years as a Director of SG Warburg Securities, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and then as an independent practitioner. He entered The City in 1988 after five years in the UK Foreign Office, which he joined from Cambridge University, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Modern Languages.
He was responsible for building and developing substantial global businesses operating from multiple local hubs. At Deutsche, he co-headed the bank’s Technology Venture Capital Investment unit within Equity Capital Markets, which invested the firm’s own capital in a diverse portfolio of technology and media related businesses in the U.S., Europe and Israel. As a private practitioner since 2000, he has invested in more than 20 companies and advised a broad range of clients. Current and recent directorships include VTB Bank Europe plc (previously the Moscow Narodny Bank), the business support services company AdviserPlus Ltd and the D Group, the UK’s leading senior executive business networking organisation.
Outside his financial sector involvements, he is a published author and a co-founder of the Beacon Prize for Philanthropy, as well as a trustee of Action for Blind People, the UK’s third-largest visual impairment charity, and the John Smith Memorial Trust. He also serves as a City of Westminster Magistrate.