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Mr. David R. Shaw

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Board Member

Phone: +44 *** *** ****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.uk
Inspiring Scotland
Level 1 Riverside House 502 Gorgie Road
Edinburgh , Edinburgh eh11 3af
United Kingdom

Company Description: Inspiring Scotland has drawn on experience in Australia, the USA and Europe to develop a new model of venture philanthropy tailored to Scotland which aims...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Heriot-Watt University , Edinburgh
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Web References
Inspiring Scotland, 16 May 2015 [cached]
David Shaw Inspiring Scotland
David Shaw
David Shaw
David Shaw Director
David Shaw graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh before qualifying as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1974.
David began his private equity career at 3i in Aberdeen before moving with 3i to the US to establish their US office in 1982. He returned to London in 1987 to head their Management Buy-out business.
David joined County NatWest in 1989 to head the private equity division and built a substantial business within the framework of County NatWest plc. In 1998 he raised their first independent fund of €1.6 billion for investment in western European mid-market private companies. In 1999 as Chief Executive and Chairman he successfully led the Buy-out of the business from NatWest to form Bridgepoint Capital. Since then Bridgepoint has raised three further funds in excess of €9 billion. David retired from Bridgepoint in December 2009.
In addition to his Bridgepoint activities, David has served as Chairman of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust and retired in early 2010 but continues to retain the position of Chairman of Dyslexia Scotland, and currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Columba 1400. David is a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Equity Partners, Glasgow and was appointed to the Board of F&C Private Equity Trust plc in November 2009.
Inspiring Scotland, 16 May 2015 [cached]
David Shaw
Coller Capital - The Royal Bank of Scotland: asset sale, 25 May 2000 [cached]
David Shaw, Chief Executive of Bridgepoint Capital, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Coller Capital, the leading European manager of secondary portfolios, and the other direct investors they bring.
Advisory Board - Scottish Equity Partners, 27 June 2013 [cached]
David Shaw
David Shaw is former chairman of the European private equity firm, Bridgepoint Capital. Shaw joined Bridgepoint in 1989, prior to which he worked for 15 years at 3i in both the UK and the US. His final position at 3i was as the director of the City Office in London where he was responsible for management buy-outs. Shaw graduated from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a non-executive director of a number of companies, including Virgin Active, where he is chairman, F&C Private Equity Trust and Molton Brown.
The web site for Dyslexia Scotland, 22 Nov 2009 [cached]
Mr David Shaw (Chairman of the Company and of the Board of Directors)
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