Phil focuses on finding new investment opportunities and working with management teams looking to grow their businesses with the backing of a private equity partner.

He brings almost 20 years’ experience as a UK mid-market private equity investor, lead advisor and head of corporate development in industry.

Prior to joining LDC, Phil was a Corporate Finance Partner with Midlands-based firm PKF Cooper Parry where he advised on numerous buy-side and sell-side transactions, working with both corporate and private shareholders across a range of sectors.

After graduating from the University of Nottingham, Phil started his career at PwC where he qualified as a chartered accountant before moving into their corporate finance team in Birmingham and then London.  He subsequently spent six years at Sovereign Capital Partners, leading new investments and supporting the buy and build strategies of portfolio companies, as well as two years in Sydney where he headed up corporate development for a listed financial services group.

Outside of work, I’m kept pretty busy by my two young sons but I enjoy playing golf, travel and trying to keep fit.”