David Theys is a partner at Clairfield Benelux, based in Antwerp. David has 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. After initially covering the Benelux market across various sectors, David has focused on M&A transactions, financial restructurings and capital raisings in the telecoms, media and technology sector in Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe (including Russia/CIS) for most of his career. He has also maintained close relationships with financial investors based across Europe. Throughout his career David has lived in Paris, London, Moscow and Dubai and has worked at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Arma Partners, Sberbank and Delta Partners. Prior to joining Clairfield Benelux in early 2016, David acted as an independent financial and strategic advisor to a number of technology start-ups across Europe. He obtained a Masters in Management from ESSEC Graduate School of Business in Paris and a Masters of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering specialising in Telecommunications from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.