Team

Team

  • David Smoot

    David Smoot

    David Smoot is the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai International Capital

    David Smoot is Chief Executive Officer at Dubai International Capital. He is also Chief Executive Officer of portfolio company Doncasters. He previously served as Chairman of Doncasters, Almatis,...
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    David Smoot is Chief Executive Officer at Dubai International Capital. He is also Chief Executive Officer of portfolio company Doncasters. He previously served as Chairman of Doncasters, Almatis, Jordan Dubai Capital and MENA Infrastructure Fund, and Executive Vice Chairman of Standard Aero.

    Prior to joining DIC in June 2008, David was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he was a co-founder of Morgan Stanley Private Equity (MSPE), the firm’s third party investment vehicle. He led portfolio investments in retail and aerospace and was responsible for building a team of thirty-five professionals in New York and London. In this capacity, David served on the Boards of McKechnie Aerospace, a leading aerospace components manufacturer, and Tops Markets, a New York-based supermarket chain.

    Prior to his role in MSPE, David was Managing Director, Financial Sponsors, at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking where he advised global financial sponsors regarding M&A, IPOs, and debt and equity financings.

    He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University and a member of the New York Bar.

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  • Christopher Mauss

    Christopher Mauss

    Chris Mauss is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital

    Chris Mauss is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital. He joined DIC’s European Private Equity team in 2007 and spent three years in DIC’s London office to work closely with portfolio...
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    Chris Mauss is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital. He joined DIC’s European Private Equity team in 2007 and spent three years in DIC’s London office to work closely with portfolio management teams during the recent global economic downturn. Chris has been part of the investment team that led the restructuring of Almatis in 2010 and served on the company’s supervisory board until it was exited in 2015. Chris is also a member of the board of Doncasters, the leading international precision engineering group acquired by DIC in 2006. He is involved in a number of strategic projects with both companies, including the evaluation and execution of growth projects. Prior to joining DIC in 2007, Chris worked in investment banking in Europe and the Middle-East. He was part of the founding team of Millennium Finance Corporation where he covered M&A and equity capital markets. He was involved in the IPOs of DP World and Deyaar and also worked on the disposal of a $300m stake in a leading Pakistani mobile operator. Chris holds a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe.

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  • Raj Mehta

    Raj Mehta

    Raj is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital

    Raj Mehta is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital, and focuses on investment opportunities in Europe and the Middle East region. In his current role, Raj is responsible for portfolio...
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    Raj Mehta is a Managing Director at Dubai International Capital, and focuses on investment opportunities in Europe and the Middle East region.

    In his current role, Raj is responsible for portfolio management, transaction negotiation and structuring, as well as managing due diligence processes. Prior to joining Dubai International Capital, Raj was a Director within Deloitte’s Transaction & Restructuring Services team based in Dubai specializing in Private Equity advising financial investors on large complex and cross border transactions across most industry sectors (including retail, consumer business, financial services, industrials, manufacturing, telecoms, technology and healthcare). Raj has led and advised on over 100 M&A transactions across Europe and the Middle East providing advice on both growth capital as well as buy-out opportunities. Before moving to Dubai, Raj worked in Deloitte’s Private Equity Team in London. Raj is a qualified Corporate Financier and Chartered Accountant.

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