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Chris works closely with management teams across the Midlands looking to grow their business through the support of a private equity partnership.
Since joining LDC in 2014, Chris led the secondary buyout of precision engineering specialist ELE Advanced Technologies, the £22.5million management buyout of Precision Micro and worked on the management buyout of Eley, LDC’s investment into SMH Fleet as well as the firm’s sale of A-Gas to global investment firm KKR. During the partnership with A-Gas, Chris supported the business in growing its geographic footprint and service capabilities.
Chris has 20 years of industrial experience, with the majority of his career spent at Rolls-Royce in both senior operational and financial roles. He was CFO of the energy division for five years, a £1billion revenue business and he spent five years as CFO of the gas turbines services division (revenue £1.6billion). Prior to this, Chris ran the in-house M&A team of Rolls Royce where notably he led the disposal of Vickers Turbine Components to private equity.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Chris spent 10 years at PwC where he qualified as a chartered accountant in Birmingham, before moving to lead the Corporate Advisory team in the East Midlands where he was responsible for growing their regional presence.
Having played and coached rugby for a combined total of 40 years I finally hung up my boots, these days when I’m not at work I can be found with my family – watching my children play their various sports or trying to improve my golf.”
Deal of the Year
SMH Fleet Solutions – Insider Midlands Dealmakers
Funder of the Year
Insider Midlands Dealmakers
Deal of the Year
LDC’s exit of A-Gas to KKR – Insider South West Dealmakers
SME Deal of the Year
Precison Micro – Insider Midlands Dealmakers