Chris Baker

Investment Director

Chris is responsible for identifying management teams across the South looking to grow their business with the support of a private equity partner. He works side-by-side with management throughout the investment partnership to help them realise their growth ambitions.

Since joining LDC in 2015, Chris has worked on the management buyout of BOFA International and its subsequent £90million sale to Donaldson Inc. During the three year partnership with BOFA, Chris helped the business to double its revenues and increase headcount by more than 50%. He also played an important role in LDC’s partnership with Microlease, which saw the business expand in the UK and overseas through six complementary acquisitions.

Most recently Chris has led investments to support the management buyouts of recruitment technology provider Amberjack and HR software provider CIPHR, where he sits on the board. He is also currently supporting Equiom with its global buy and build strategy.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2004 at Reed Business School, Chris spent 10 years in Grant Thornton’s M&A team as a Director, with a focus on software and technology-led businesses.