GDL Advisors

We help great enterprises grow faster and stronger

Welcome to GDL

We are a team of growth specialists employing dynamic management insight, with experience in a wide range of funding solutions, corporate governance, law, recruitment and strategy across UK and International innovation markets.

We operate across all sectors with a particular focus on technology. We also have a particular passion for businesses that have a positive social impact, create circular economies, and provide products and applications that advance the goal of global decarbonisation.

(S)EIS | Series A & B | Venture Capital & Debt | Impact Investment | Private Equity | Real Estate Advisory | In-house Headhunters | Technical Advisory

Key Principles


Prepare your approach to market in detail


Ensure management, governance and legal affairs are set up for growth in that market


Align optimal incentive structures with all stakeholders


Secure suitable partnerships with, and/or capital from long-term participants in the market


Protect founder stakeholders long term

Meet the team

Nick David


Nick is Co-Founder of GDL Advisors where his current focus is on the surge of innovation in clean tech and managing the technical relationships within the partnership, and is working with a number of businesses seeking to enter this space.

He previously worked as a freelance strategy consultant, advising several dozen early stage businesses particularly in the tech and hospitality sectors, on fund raising, general strategy and the growth and development of their management teams.

Nick draws on experiences from his original career as a head hunter to inform his people-led approach to analysing and advising businesses.

Nick studied Classics at Oxford University.