Chris works closely with management teams across the Midlands looking to grow their business through the support of a private equity partnership.
Since joining LDC in 2014, Chris has worked on the secondary buyout of precision engineering specialist ELE Advanced Technologies, the £22.5million management buyout of Precision Micro, the management buyout of Eley, LDC’s investment into SMH Fleet as well as the firm’s investment and subsequent sale of A-Gas to global investment firm KKR. During the partnership with A-Gas, Chris supported the business in growing its geographic footprint and service capabilities.
Chris has 20 years of industrial experience, with the majority of his career spent at Rolls-Royce in both senior operational and financial roles. He was CFO of the energy division for five years, a £1billion revenue business and he spent five years as CFO of the gas turbines services division (revenue £1.6billion). Prior to this, Chris ran the in-house M&A team of Rolls Royce where notably he led the disposal of Vickers Turbine Components to private equity.
Before joining Rolls-Royce, Chris spent 10 years at PwC where he qualified as a chartered accountant in Birmingham, before moving to lead the Corporate Advisory team in the East Midlands where he was responsible for growing their regional presence.