I am passionate about helping companies grow and to fund growth. This involves helping them plan, position and close their most important corporate transactions.

Dan Cotton
Corporate Finance Partner

Dan Cotton


Dan has over 25 years’ investment banking and corporate finance experience and has been involved in over 250 successful M&A roles and capital raising projects. These range from business sale or acquisition processes, to IPOs and private fundraisings from equity funds, family offices, high net worth investors and venture capitalists. His focus and passions are bringing capital to companies, or vice versa.

He has worked with clients in many sectors including consumer and pharmaceutical products; financial services (including private equity); technology; healthcare services; logistics, engineering and business services; wholesale, import and distribution services; manufacturing; real estate and media.

Notable clients Dan has assisted include Sulo Plastics, Shadforth Financial Group, Spotless/ Downer, Mundipharma, ANZ, Boral, Select Appointments, Deutsche Bank and Carlile Swimming.

Recent example of work include:
  • Acquisition of a HVAC engineering business for a listed major engineering business ($30m, 2019)
  • Acquisition of a wholesale distribution business, including fundraising ($65m, 2018)
  • Sale of a wealth management business (2018)
  • Leading children’s leisure/education business – sale of asset and corporate advisory (2018)
  • Fundraisings for leading technology businesses (2016/17)
  • Acquisition research, identification and execution in the pharmaceutical sector.
Qualifications and memberships:
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge