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.

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.

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 has also originated and co-led LDC’s investment in Solid Solutions and worked on its investments in cloud technology specialist Aker Systems and e-commerce fulfilment business James and James.

Lawrence currently sits on the boards of Aker Systems, James and James, Instinctif Partners, Evolution Funding and Blue Bay Travel.

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.

I’m into most sports, but skiing and climbing in the mountains are particular passions of mine. I enjoy music and the arts in more tranquil moments.”

Awards

Funder of the Year

Insider Midlands Dealmakers

Growth Management Team of the Year 

Blue Bay Travel – BVCA Management Team Awards (Midlands)