David Fowkes

Managing Director
Houston

David Fowkes joined Raymond James in 2020 as a managing director and co-head of the Aviation and Aerospace sector team in the Raymond James Diversified Industrials investment banking group. Mr. Fowkes has 25 years of experience in investment banking and aviation and aerospace, including with clients in commercial and corporate fixed wing; helicopter; aviation leasing and aerospace maintenance; and repair and manufacturing companies. Mr. Fowkes has led or participated in dozens of assignments in over 30 countries, including aviation and aircraft financing and trading, in-court and out-of-court restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transactions. Before joining Raymond James, Mr. Fowkes worked in capital markets, M&A and restructuring at Imperial Capital. He also had multiple assignments in investment banking and restructuring at Seabury Group, and served as director of M&A and integration at helicopter operator Bristow Group. Additionally, Mr. Fowkes served as a senior member of Deutsche Bank’s special situation group focusing on aviation related investments, lending and advisory; worked on M&A and capital markets coverage at Lehman Brothers; and focused on capital markets structuring and execution at Citigroup and Salomon Brothers. Mr. Fowkes received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.