Dewi Hughes

Head of LDC in Cardiff
South West & Wales

Dewi is responsible for ensuring LDC continues to support the growth ambitions of businesses in Wales. This includes identifying management teams that would benefit from the backing of a private equity partner to help drive forward their growth strategy.

He is a highly experienced mid-market and private equity deal specialist. Since joining LDC in 2016, he has led the £80m deal with Plimsoll Productions, the investment in outdoor adventure business Zip World and the £14million investment in IT services company Vista Retail Support to accelerate its expansion and fund new acquisitions.

After graduating from Bristol University, Welsh-speaker Dewi qualified as a chartered accountant at EY in Cardiff before joining its Lead Advisory / Mergers and Acquisitions team in 1998. He then went on to lead Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Advisory business in Wales, as well as its UK and global building products sector and regional markets initiative.

I’m a keen musician but have three small children, so I try to fill what little spare time I have singing in a wedding band and occasionally in choirs. I also enjoy playing sport and am particularly fond of getting out onto the rugby field - although only in a supporting capacity nowadays.