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        Damien Bechelli


        Damien is a partner in DWF's thriving Scottish corporate team. He is well known in the Scottish business community and provides corporate and commercial advice to a range of businesses, including PLCs, investment funds, financial intermediaries, large private companies and owner managed businesses.

        Damien advises on a range of local, national and international clients on corporate finance and commercial matters with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, equity fundraisings, joint ventures, corporate restructuring projects and general corporate advisory matters.

        Damien has the good fortune of working with one of the most talented and committed corporate deal teams in Scotland and regularly works on cross-border matters. The focus of the team is always to make themselves a seamless extension of the client's team and to provide practical and commercially-focused advice with the client's key goals in mind.

        Recent transactions include advising:

        • AAMP of America on its £10.9m acquisition of the Armour Automotive division of consumer electronics group Armour Group Plc.
        • The venture capital arm of one of the world's largest private companies on its first UK investment;
        • an Edinburgh based high-growth technology company on its follow-on equity funding rounds.
        • A private equity-backed retail sector client on its acquisition of a trade competitor.
        • Two European investment funds on their corporate acquisition of a UK corporate in the renewable energy sector.
        • A global multi-species animal genetics company on two corporate acquisitions.
        • The management team of a successful Glasgow engineering group on their Management Buy Out and refinance of the Group.

        Damien is an avid sports fan and an enthusiastic gardener.

        He is involved with the charity project, Pilotlight, and is currently working with Streetwork, an Edinburgh-based charity, which helps those who are unfortunate enough to find themselves living on the street.