David Sargent is a managing director at Duff & Phelps and is involved with M&A activities in the Southwest. He has more than 30 years of M&A origination, execution, management experience and board experience with middle-market public and private companies. David has extensive experience in many industries, including energy, food, healthcare and business services.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, David was the founder, CEO, president and director of GCP Securities, a merchant and investment banking firm in Houston, Texas. Prior to forming Growth Capital Partners; David was employed by Prudential-Bache Securities for seven years. He joined Prudential-Bache Securities in 1984 to assist with the start-up of its Dallas Corporate Finance office to provide corporate finance services to clients based in the Southwest. In 1989, David was promoted to vice president with responsibilities for developing new business in the region. While at Prudential-Bache Securities, his main focus was assisting small and middle-market companies to raise equity and debt capital for corporate growth. David was also involved with valuation and restructuring work.
David received his undergraduate degree in finance and investments from Babson College in 1982. David currently serves on the boards of Asuragen, Inc., SAM, Inc. and the Babson College Board of Overseers and previously served on the boards of Trinity Hospice, L.L.C., Mytech Corporation, Ambion, Inc., Bridgepoint Technical Manufacturing, Symtx, Inc., U.S. Legal Support, Inc. and Golfsmith International, Inc.