David Bains

David Bains

Investment Director

David is responsible for sourcing and completing transactions of up to £100million equity.


David joined LDC in 2016.  Previously he worked at Global Leisure Partners (GLP), the leisure and consumer focused advisor and investor, where he worked for nine years, most latterly as a Managing Director focusing on UK transactions. 

During this period, he has originated and executed a large number of deals including working with companies such as Pure Gym, CarTrawler, Clash of Clans, Gymbox, British Car Auctions, Betfred, Stonegate Pubs, Wolseley, Virgin Active, Principal Hayley hotels, Caesars and Gala Coral.  He has also advised and co-invested alongside a wide range of small to large cap private equity firms. 

Prior to GLP, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London.

At LDC David has completed the investment in Neilson Active Holidays, the UK's leading provider of overseas active holidays; Ensek, one of the UK's top 20 cloud technology businesses and the sales of ATCORE, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry and Forest Holidays, the owner and operator of secluded eco-cabins and treehouses on nine sites across Britain’s National Forests.


David is a keen sportsman and outside of work enjoys playing football, running and chasing his kids around.

Recent LDC Transactions:

  • Neilson Active Holidays Logo
  • ATCORE Logo
  • Forest Holidays Logo
  • ENSEK Logo