Terra Firma Senior Team


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    Guy Hands

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    Vivek Ahuja

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    Paul Spillane

  • David Browne

    David Browne

David Browne

Managing Director

David is a Managing Director at Terra Firma with 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking.

Prior to joining Terra Firma in 2018, David was a Director at Paine Schwartz, LLC, a US-based fund focused on private equity opportunities in agribusiness, where he managed transactions in Europe, the US and Australia. Prior to Paine Schwartz, David was a Managing Director at GSC Group, where he focused on distressed-for-control investing across a broad range of industries. Earlier in his career, David was an Associate at Lindsay Goldberg and an Analyst in the M&A Group at Credit Suisse.

Among his responsibilities at Terra Firma, David is currently overseeing the sale of Australian beef producer, Consolidated Pastoral Company.

David holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in government from Harvard College. He has an MBA, awarded with highest distinction, from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

David speaks English and, thanks to his wife, Italian. David is married with two children. In the time not absorbed by his children, David’s interests include training, sport (formerly baseball and now Premier League football), and reading.