Founders Will Linley and Nick Simpson, partnered with LDC through a £10m development capital transaction

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When we backed Will and Nick in June 2018, their plan was to increase the number of properties they managed from 6,000 to 10,000 in three years, and they’ve delivered in just two."

Gareth Marshall

We opened our doors in Yorkshire & the North East in 1989 and have supported more than 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams since. In the past five years alone, our team has invested over £300m to back 15 businesses across the region.

Our portfolio spans sectors as diverse as retail and construction through to technology, healthcare and support services and includes software and services company NBS, video games business Team17 and cycling brand ZyroFisher.

Collectively, the regional portfolio generates more than £850m in revenues and supports more than 5,000 jobs.

Our team is also supporting the buy and build strategies of a number of portfolio companies. These include specialist lettings agents Linley & Simpson, where the team completed five acquisitions in the first five months of our partnership, and pest control business Pelsis – which expanded in 2018 following the acquisition of US-based Curtis Gilmore.

To find out more about our private equity investments in Yorkshire & the North East, please get in touch with our Leeds and Newcastle teams below or explore our case studies.

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Yorkshire & North East team

Dan Smith

Head of Yorkshire

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)113 235 5056

Gareth Marshall

Head of North East

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)191 235 3001

Leigh Daveran

Investment Director

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)113 235 5059

Mike Barker

Investment Director

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)191 235 3003

Zara Lane

Origination Director

Yorkshire & North East, Scotland

+44 (0)191 235 3000