Dan leads LDC’s team in Yorkshire, based in Leeds, and is responsible for identifying and supporting ambitious management teams looking to grow their business with the backing of a private equity partner.

Dan joined LDC in 2015 and has since worked on several significant investments and supported a range of the region’s fastest growing businesses.

He led LDC’s investment into Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions (MFS) as well its £31.8million investment in architectural and technology business NBS. He also supported LDC’s multi-million-pound investment in pest control manufacturer Pelsis, the investment in Global Autocare as well as LDC’s investment and subsequent AIM listing of Team 17. He currently sits on the board of MFS, NBS and Sigmat.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics in 2004, Dan started his career at KPMG, spending a decade working principally in corporate finance where he advised on transactions across a wide rage of sectors, including TMT, healthcare and business support services.

Outside of work and spending time with his young family, Dan is a keen sports fan and is a long suffering Leeds united supporter.”


Private Equity Deal of the Year

Private Equity Deal of the Year

Emerging Dealmaker of the Year

Dan Smith – Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers

Exit of the Year

MKM – Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers