Colin Bennett

Investment Director

Colin helps management teams in Scotland unlock their potential and realise their growth ambitions with the support of private equity investment.

Since joining LDC in 2014, he has supported a number of ambitious Scottish businesses on their growth plans. This includes leading LDC’s investment partnership with Aberdeen optical group, Duncan & Todd. Colin sits on the business’s board as a non-executive director and has helped the management team to grow the group’s national footprint with four acquisitions since the original investment he also supported the £20million+ management buyout of PDG Helicopters, currently helping the Inverness company to invest in its fleet and increase capacity.

Colin played a key role in LDC's two year partnership with CMS Windows, where the business increased revenues by 25% following a period of organic growth, Colin led the sale of CMS Windows to Maven Capital Partners in March 2019.

Colin joined Bank of Scotland’s graduate programme after gaining a degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University. He has worked in a variety of debt financing and private equity roles for the bank in the UK and Europe, helping manage Lloyds Banking Group’s £20billion portfolio of assets.

When I’m not spending time with my wife and daughters, I enjoy reading, film and following Liverpool Football Club’s long-awaited recovery!