Lead Forensics

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 UK’s No.1 milkshake brand Shaken Udder, The Edwin Group, managed IT services provider Littlefish, 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.

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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The LDC team is committed to our ongoing journey and their flexibility, strategic expertise and financial support will help accelerate our growth plan.”
Steve Robinson
Chief Executive, Littlefish

Awards

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