David leads LDC’s team in the East Midlands and East of England. He supports ambitious management teams across the region who are looking to grow their business with the backing of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2016, he’s supported a number of the firm’s high profile partnerships. This includes LDC’s investments in IDSL, water and environmental consultancy Stonbury, UK’s No.1 milkshake brand Shaken Udder, The Edwin Group, Neilson Active Holidays, the UK’s leading provider of overseas active holidays, and Ensek, one of the UK’s top 20 cloud technology businesses. He also supported existing portfolio company, Aquavista, in the transformational acquisition of Castle Marinas.

He led the minority investment and exit of managed IT and cyber services provider Littlefish. During our three-year partnership with CEO Steve Robinson the business almost doubled revenues and headcount and continued to win significant client contracts.

In addition, he played a key role in the firm’s exits and re-investments into Atcore Technology Group and Forest Holidays.

David is actively involved in LDC’s Backing Youth Ambition partnership with The Princes’ Trust and has been involved in a number of recent initiatives at schools in the Midlands.

With more than 15 years’ experience, David joined LDC from GLP, the leisure and consumer focused advisor and investor, where he was a Managing Director focused on UK transactions. At GLP, he worked with household name brands such as Virgin Active, British Car Auctions, Stonegate Pubs, Wolseley, Principal Hayley and Betfred.

After graduating from London School of Economics, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London.

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We knew from the moment we met David and the LDC team that they were the right investment partner for us. Their relationship-first approach and extensive network of connections were important factors in our decision. With LDC’s support, we are actively exploring organic and acquisitive opportunities to expand our range of services.”

Trevor Hoyle, CEO
Stonbury

Awards

Private Equity Deal of the Year (Stonbury)

Insider Central and East of England Dealmakers Awards 2023

Future 40 Mid-Market Investment Leaders

Real Deals 2023

Professional Services Leader

East Midlands Leadership Awards 2023

Dealmaker of the Year

Insider East Midlands Dealmakers 2022

SME Deal of the Year (Littlefish)

Insider Midlands Dealmakers

Funder of the Year

Insider Midlands Dealmakers