Jacob identifies and supports ambitious management teams across the South looking to take the next step in their growth journey with the backing of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2019, Jacob has supported the investments in artificial intelligence-based talent analytics platform Horsefly, digital agency CTI,  IEG4, a leading provider of innovation software solutions, Marmalade Game Studio, the UK’s leading developer of mobile, console and PC board games, Rhino Products, a designer and manufacturer of premium external load carrying and restraint systems for light commercial vehicles, Omniplex, a global digital learning provider and MSQ’s acquisition of Be Heard Group.

Jacob was previously an Associate Director in Grant Thornton’s M&A Corporate Finance team, where he worked on numerous mid-market private equity and corporate transactions. He has experience across a number of sectors including business services, consumer, technology and industrials.

Jacob qualified as an accountant whilst part of Grant Thornton’s audit team.

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LDC’s experience in helping software businesses to successfully expand across the US is second-to-none, but I was also looking for a genuine partner and I’ve found that in LDC. I’m excited about working with Jacob, Camilla and the team to deliver on our ambitious growth plans.”

Will Crandle, Founder and CEO


Rising Star – Jacob Leone

North West Rainmakers Awards 2023