Lead Forensics

Zara is responsible for identifying ambitious business owners and management teams that would benefit from private equity investment to help achieve growth.

She works across Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. Since joining the firm in 2015 Zara has helped a broad range of businesses to secure investment and successfully accelerate their growth plans.

This has included playing a lead role in LDC’s investment and off market origination of Global Autocare as well as originating our investments in Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions and Sigmat. She also worked closely with the management team at software developer Mandata ahead of its growth partnership with LDC.

Zara graduated with a degree in Business Management from Newcastle University in 2002, before qualifying as a chartered accountant at PwC. She worked there for three years in the firm’s transactions services team, before gaining another 10 years’ corporate finance experience at UNW LLP and Grant Thornton.

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While I get to travel a lot with my job, I don’t get the chance to spend too much time outside so love spending my spare time on outdoor activities. I’m a keen golfer and skier but if the weather can’t be relied on then you’re more likely to find me renovating our new (but very old) home!”