Dan Smith

Investment Director
Yorkshire & North East

Dan works closely with management teams across Yorkshire and the North East looking to grow their business and is responsible for identifying ambitious teams that would benefit from the support of a private equity partner.

Dan joined LDC in 2015 and has since worked on several significant investments and supported a range of the region’s fastest growing businesses.

He led LDC’s £31.8million investment in architectural and technology business NBS and supported on LDC’s multi-million-pound investment in pest control manufacturer Pelsis, as well as LDC’s investment and subsequent AIM listing of Team 17.

He currently sits on the board of NBS and Sigmat.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics in 2004, Dan started his career at KPMG, spending a decade working in corporate finance where he advised on transactions across a wide rage of sectors, including telecoms, healthcare and business support services.

Outside of work and spending time with his young family, Dan is a keen sports fan and is a long suffering Leeds united supporter.