Lead Forensics

Dan identifies and supports ambitious management teams across London looking to take the next step in their growth journey with the backing of a private equity partner.

Dan joined LDC in 2016 and has responsibility for originating, executing and managing portfolio investments.

Dan has been involved in a number of high-profile and strategically important deals for LDC across a variety of sectors including software, media and business services. This includes the investments in the data led automated fulfilment provider REAL Digital and the equestrian brand LeMieux, the £17m investment into the data driven, SaaS marketing procurement platform RightSpend, the £30m investment in digital marketing agency Croud, the buyout and subsequent exit of EdTech software company Texthelp and the £25m investment into B2B energy broker Love Energy Savings. Dan also sat on the board of premium loudspeaker manufacturer Martin Audio and completed LDC’s successful exit of the business to Focusrite plc in 2019. He also supports our investment in fine dining restaurant chain D&D Restaurants.

Dan holds a first class honours degree in Economics from The University of Nottingham and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Initially I was a little concerned that an investor might come in and try to take over but LDC made it clear they weren’t about to break something that was working well. They weren’t buying stock and shares; they were backing the management team and our plan. They were there to help make the boat go faster.”
Martin McKay, Founder & CEO
Texthelp

Awards

Deal of the Year (£10m – £50m)

Love Energy – Insider North West Dealmakers