LDC expands Midlands team with the appointment of Phil Hinson

LDC, the leading mid-market private equity house, has further strengthened its proposition in Birmingham with the appointment of a new Investment Director.  
 
Phil Hinson joins LDC’s now 11-strong investment team in the Midlands from PKF Cooper Parry, bringing twenty years of relevant experience to the firm. 

In his new role, Phil will be responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities, leading transactions and supporting LDC’s portfolio of investment companies backed by the Midlands’ team.   
 
Phil was previously a Partner at PKF Cooper Parry’s Midlands-based corporate finance team, with responsibility for deal origination and leading client engagements across the region. A well-known figure in Birmingham’s advisory community, he has acted as lead advisor on numerous mid-market transactions across a diverse range of sectors, working with both corporate and private shareholders.   

After graduating from the University of Nottingham, Phil’s career started at PwC, where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000. He went on to become a founding member of the firm’s Business Services sector team, working on both buy-side and sell-side transactions, latterly as a Director in the Corporate Finance team. Phil also spent six years at Sovereign Capital Partners where he was focused on leading new investments and supporting the buy & build strategies of the firm’s portfolio.

Phil’s appointment coincides with a period of significant growth and success for LDC in the Midlands following investments in IT specialist Littlefish, motor finance technology company Evolution Funding, vehicle management and logistics support specialist SMH Fleet Solutions and active holiday provider Neilson Active Holidays. 
 
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Whitwell, Head of LDC in the Midlands said: “Phil’s knowledge and expertise brings additional firepower to our team and we’re very pleased to be welcoming him to LDC. His appointment will help us to meet our commitment to invest significant equity in firms across the Midlands as part of our wider, national pledge to invest £1.2billion in mid-sized businesses over the next three years.”  
 
Phil Hinson, Investment Director, LDC added: “The Midlands is a key region for LDC. I’m thrilled to be joining the team at such an exciting time in its growth journey and helping to deliver on our commitment to back high-quality and ambitious management teams of well-performing businesses with strong growth prospects.”
 

Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  
  2. LDC backs ambitious management teams from UK-based medium sized companies seeking up to £100m of investment to fund management buyouts or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure, Support Services, Construction & Property and Financial Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network with locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading.