Business property adviser, Christie & Co, have expanded its childcare and education team with the appointment of David Eaves, who joins the company as a childcare business agent.
Prior to joining Christie & Co, David was a business development director at Little Garden Day Nursery. There he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy following a private equity led management buy-out.
He also brings with him a wealth of experience in the sector. He spent ten years at Bright Horizons Family Solutions where he worked most recently as the head of M&A, taking responsibility for the company’s merger and acquisition strategy and activity in the UK and Ireland, and securing notable transactional deals for the likes of London based Zoom Nurseries and Little Unicorn Nursery Group, and Hampshire based Yellow Dot Nurseries.
David Eaves commented: ‘I’m delighted to be joining the team at Christie & Co; having worked closely with Nick and the team as a buyer across several high-profile transactions over the years. I’m passionate about the Childcare & Education sector and look forward to bringing my experience to an already fantastically strong team in supporting our clients to achieving best value. The appetite for quality childcare businesses continues to be strong, and the team at Christie & Co remains best placed to support both nursery owners and buyers.’
Nick Brown, head of Brokerage at Christie & Co, said: ‘We are very excited about David joining our team. What this shows the market is that Christie & Co is committed to bringing the best people into the team which helps us maintain and deliver the best results and standards in the sector. Having worked with David on a number of transactions from a different side of the table, we were delighted he accepted the opportunity to joins us and, with his knowledge and experience, we feel this is a super fit for all parties.’
Courteney Donaldson, managing director – Child Centric Sectors at Christie & Co, added: ‘David is very highly regarded in the day nursery and education industry. He brings a depth of experience that will further enhance our existing platform and enable us to widen our reach in supporting clients with market-leading transactional knowledge, expertise and the first class service that Christie & Co prides itself on.’