David Payne


Senior Managing Director

David is a senior managing director at Clairfield in London, which he joined in 2022. David has over 20 years’ experience in private equity in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Previously, David was with abrdn private equity, the GBP 13 billion AUM fund of funds, co-invest and secondaries investor. He has also worked in OMERS Private Equity at inception in the London office in 2009, and from 2017 as Asia Pacific regional head to establish OMERS Private Equity’s office in Singapore. By 2021, OMERS Private Equity had established a USD 12 billion direct portfolio. David’s transaction record includes EV USD 2 billion of European direct investments in healthcare and business services, plus USD 300 million of cornerstone commitments with GP’s in Asia.

Prior to OMERS he specialised in crossborder mergers & acquisitions at PwC for mid-cap European private equity firms on transactions in the UK and Europe, including Benelux, Germany and Ireland.

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