Lead Forensics

Gareth leads LDC’s team in Newcastle. He works closely with management teams across the North East and Yorkshire, helping them to realise their growth ambitions with the support of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2017, he has supported a range of ambitious, fast-growing businesses across the region including Connect Health, iamproperty, Linley & Simpson, Mandata and Pelsis. He leads LDC’s investment partnership with Linley & Simpson, helping the residential lettings specialist expand its UK footprint through an ambitious buy and build strategy – with 18 acquisitions completed since the original investment.

Prior to joining LDC, Gareth had 12 years’ corporate finance experience, supporting the growth of mid-market businesses across a range of sectors, including healthcare, property, chemical and industrial manufacturing.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Gareth qualified as an accountant at KPMG before joining PwC, where he was an M&A Director for the firm, based in the North East and responsible for providing corporate finance lead advisory services to a wide range of clients.

Gareth sits on the boards of LDC portfolio companies Connect Health, Lomond Capital, Mandata and iamproperty.

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Any chance I get, in between family life with my wife and three sons, I’ll jump at the opportunity to play football or golf or even sneak a skiing trip in!”


Private Equity Deal of the Year

NBS – Insider North East Dealmakers

Deal of the Year (£5m – £25m)

Linley & Simpson – Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers