John Garner

Head of Region
Yorkshire & North East

John leads LDC’s teams in Yorkshire and the North East and is responsible for supporting ambitious management teams looking to grow their business with the backing of a private equity partner.

Since joining the firm in 2006, he has supported a broad range of fast-growing businesses across multiple regions. He played a key role in LDC’s partnership with Team17 and on the games label’s successful floatation on London’s AIM market.

In addition, John spearheaded LDC’s £31.8million investment in architectural and technology business NBS in June 2018 and picked up Private Equity Deal of the Year at both the North East and Yorkshire Dealmakers awards as a result. He also continues to support the businesses LDC has invested in through his role as a non-executive director at ZyroFisher, Keoghs and Adler and Allan.

John has been a leading figure in the private equity and M&A community for more than two decades, working across a wide variety of sectors, including technology, consumer goods, business services, healthcare and manufacturing.

He started out in an advisory role, qualifying as an accountant at KPMG in 1995 after completing a degree in Economics at The University of Sheffield.

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