Craig Hinde

Investment Origination
Midlands, South West & Wales

Craig is responsible for identifying management teams across the Midlands that would benefit from private equity backing to help drive their growth ambitions. He also works closely with the portfolio of businesses LDC supports across the Midlands to help uncover complementary acquisition opportunities.

Since joining LDC in 2015, Craig has originated some of the firm’s best known partnerships including the £17million management buyout of Panther Logistics in 2016. The firm is now helping the management team at Panther Logistics to invest in its operations and develop new service innovations to support its customers.

An economics graduate from Manchester University, Craig also has a MA in International Business Management from Newcastle University. He began his career at Clearwater Corporate Finance, before joining Grant Thornton to head up the Public Equities division of AlphaSights, a role he held for three years. 

I’ve recently become a father for the first time, so my ambition to travel to at least two new countries a year is on hold – for now! I enjoy watching rugby and football, as a supporter of Leicester Tigers and Wolves.