David Bains

Investment Director

David supports ambitious management teams across the Midlands looking to grow their business with the backing of a private equity partner.

Since joining LDC in 2016, he’s supported a number of the firm’s high profile partnerships. This includes LDC’s investment in managed IT services provider Littlefish, Neilson Active Holidays, the UK's leading provider of overseas active holidays, and Ensek, one of the UK's top 20 cloud technology businesses.

He has also played a key role in the firm’s support of Atcore, which has now established itself as one of the leading technology providers in the travel sector, boasting some of the biggest names from the industry among its client base, including Thomas Cook, TUI and Centre Parcs.

With more than 15 years’ experience, David joined LDC from Global Leisure Partners (GLP), the leisure and consumer focused advisor and investor, where he was a Managing Director focused on UK transactions.  At GLP, he originated a number of deals and worked with household name brands such as Virgin Active, British Car Auctions, Stonegate Pubs, CarTrawler, Supercell, Wolseley, Principal Hayley hotels, Betfred and Gala Coral. He also advised and co-invested alongside a wide range of small to large cap private equity firms. 

After graduating from London School of Economics, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London.

Outside of work, I can be found playing football, running or chasing my children around.