David Descoteaux is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Americas Mergers & Acquisitions Group at UBS. In his nearly 20 years on Wall Street he has advised on over $300 billion of transactions. A main focus in his career has been advising on some of the most complex transactions and valuations including cross-border mergers and acquisitions and restructurings.
His financial advisory experience includes representing companies, boards of directors, independent/special committees, and shareholders including: Advance Newhouse, Amazon, Anthem, Affiliated Computer Services, Cap Gemini, Catalina Marketing, CSX, DoubleClick, Equifax, Google, IBM, Intel, Intercontinental Exchange, Lumos, the National Football League, Nortel Networks, Pershing Square, Pharmerica, Pirelli, Publicis, PS Logistics, SunGard and Wave Broadband. He has also advised on some of the largest and most complex restructuring transactions and Chapter 11 bankruptcies in history including AbitibiBowater, Adelphia, Cemex, DIRECTV Latin America, Eastman Kodak, Genuity, Lehman Brothers, Nortel Networks, Pacific Exploration & Production, Satmex and SpectraSite.
Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Descoteaux was a Managing Director at Lazard in Corporate Restructuring and previously Technology, Media and Telecommunications. He is on the Colby College Board of Overseers and on the Board of the Terra Foundation. He earned a B.A. with Honors in Mathematics and Economics from Colby College and an M.B.A. with Honors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.