Lawrence is responsible for ensuring LDC continues to support the growth ambitions of businesses across the South of England, based in Reading. This includes identifying ambitious management teams that would benefit from private equity investment and ensuring they have the right partner to help them realise their growth strategy.
He brings over 20 years’ experience as a UK private company investor and finance professional to LDC and has led and managed a number of investments in the TMT, consumer & leisure, services and manufacturing sectors.
At LDC, Lawrence has led the £110million deal to invest in Evolution Funding, a high growth motor finance B2B / B2C technology business, and the buyout of Instinctif Partners. He also originated LDC’s investment in Solid Solutions and has worked on and sits on the boards of its recent Tech investments Aker Systems, James & James, FSP and Phoenix Datacom and online luxury travel specialist Blue Bay Travel.
Prior to LDC, Lawrence was with mid-market private equity fund NBGI Private Equity, latterly heading up its UK buyout team in London and was one of the founding partners of Stage Capital which led the €300million spin out of NBGI in 2016.
An Economics graduate from the University of Durham, Lawrence started his career in corporate finance at SBC Warburg / UBS where he advised on a number of high profile UK and cross-border M&A deals. He then joined a VC-backed online travel business, which grew rapidly before being acquired by Lastminute.com.
LDC understood our vision for the business from the off and shared the same ambition. this is a great outcome for our partners, customers and employees alike, and we’re hugely excited about our plans for growth.”Lee Streets
CEO, Evolution Funding
Funder of the Year
Insider Midlands Dealmakers
Growth Management Team of the Year
Blue Bay Travel – BVCA Management Team Awards (Midlands)