Lead Forensics

Martin is Deputy Chairman of LDC and Chairman of the LDC Investment Committee.

Martin joined LDC in 2002 and became Chief Executive in 2014. During his seven years as Chief Executive, he led some of the firm’s most successful investments, including LDC’s transformational partnership with The NEC Group and more recently, the partnership with leading global technology platform NBS.

Under his leadership, LDC generated proceeds of £5.2bn, invested over £2.3bn of capital and completed more than 400 transactions – the most successful and active period in the firm’s 40-year history.

He also directed the development of LDC’s UK-wide regional network, creating depth and breadth by investing in the teams across LDC’s well-established offices, and opening new locations including Newcastle and Cardiff.

In 2018, Martin established LDC’s Backing Youth Ambition partnership with The Prince’s Trust to help 1,200 young entrepreneurs across the UK to start their own business.

Martin currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of CitySprint, the UK’s largest privately-owned national delivery network and Measured Identity Hub, the UK’s market leader in supplying corporate clothing solutions.

His private equity career has been spent entirely within the UK mid-market and he has worked extensively on private equity transactions across the UK regional markets for more than 25 years.

Prior to joining LDC, Martin was a Director at Bridgepoint, where he worked in the London, Manchester and Birmingham offices, completing deals across a broad range of sectors.

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The journey we embarked on with LDC back in 2015 inspired one of the biggest transformations in The NEC Group’s history. Martin and his team were great partners – supporting our ambition whilst challenging our thinking.

It was exactly the kind of relationship we were looking for from an investment partner and Martin led from the front.”
Paul Thandi CBE, CEO
The NEC Group

Awards

Outstanding Contribution Award

Insider Midlands Dealmakers 2019

International Deal of the Year

Kee Safety – Insider Midlands Dealmakers

Deal of the Year

The NEC Group – Insider Midlands Dealmakers