Chris works closely with management teams across the South looking to grow their business. He is responsible for identifying ambitious teams that would benefit from the support of a private equity partner and working with them throughout LDC’s investment.
He joined the LDC South team permanently in January 2018, having previously worked within other LDC regional teams on secondment. Chris has since worked on a number of projects including LDC’s investments in British Waterways Marinas, the largest operator of inland marinas in the UK, and recruitment technology provider Amberjack. He also sits on the board of specialist communications technology provider babble cloud.
After graduating from Newcastle University, Chris spent nine years at Lloyds Banking Group in roles covering private equity, leveraged finance and restructuring. He was an Associate Director in the Group’s Acquisition Finance team for four years, where he supported mid-market private equity buyouts recapitalisations and acquisitions. Prior to this he worked in the Equity Investments team, where he worked on debt for equity conversions and other restructuring transactions during the global financial crisis.