D.A. Davidson taps Morse as a managing director

D.A. Davidson & Co has named David Morse as a managing director.

D.A. Davidson & Co has named David Morse as a managing director. Most recently Morse was with Bowstring Advisors, a division of Citizens Bank where he helped build and lead the industrial services practice. Morse is based in Atlanta.


ATLANTA– D.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that the firm continues its expansion of diversified industrials sector investment banking with the addition of David Morse, a Managing Director based in Atlanta.

“With a track record of success and strong momentum, David brings extensive operating company and private equity relationships, best-in-class transaction execution and a wealth of industrials expertise,” said Rory McKinney, head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “We have a long history of serving our clients in the industrials sector with successful outcomes and are excited to have David help further build our presence.”

Morse joins D.A. Davidson with extensive experience in diversified industrials, having advised over 25 clients on transactions exceeding $20 billion in value in the last 12 years. He will continue his focus on both founder-owned and private equity-backed industrial services companies, specifically in sectors including facility and infrastructure services, environmental services, distribution, and third-party logistics. Most recently Morse was with Bowstring Advisors, a division of Citizens Bank, where he helped build and lead the industrial services practice. Morse previously worked in the industrials groups at Evercore Partners in New York and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta. He graduated with distinction from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia.

“We continue to invest in our industrials practice to build upon our momentum and provide expanded sector coverage for our clients,” said Tim Sznewajs, head of industrials investment banking. “David’s client-first focus is consistent with the execution excellence for which D.A. Davidson is known.”

“I’m excited to join a team known for its exceptional culture, sector expertise, momentum in M&A advisory and extensive senior banker focus on every transaction,” Morse said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to drive superior outcomes for our clients and accelerate the firm’s growing presence in the Southeast.”

D.A. Davidson’s investment banking division is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle market clients worldwide across five industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate and technology.

Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.

About D.A. Davidson Companies
D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in Montana in 1935, with regional headquarters in Great Falls, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 26 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services; and Wells Nelson, a fixed income firm offering public finance and fixed income sales and trading services.

For more information, visit dadavidson.com.