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 14 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, Linley & Simpson, Mandata and iamproperty.

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