John is head of LDC Yorkshire & North East and is responsible for sourcing and completing transactions of up to £100million equity.
John has been involved in Private Equity/M&A for over twenty years as both an advisor and principal. He started his career in 1995 at KPMG and joined LDC in 2006.
John has been active in a number of sectors including consumer (Joules and ZyroFisher), business services (VSG, TPN, Omega Red, Adler & Allan and Keoghs), healthcare (NRS and Quantum), manufacturing (Express Engineering, Pelsis and Cranswick) and software (Team17 and SSP).
Recent transactions include a £10m growth investment in Linley & Simpson, a £31.8m significant minority investment in NBS, the £217m IPO of Team17, the reinvestment into A-Gas, the exit of ZyroFisher to Palatine Private Equity and the buyout of Pelsis from US PE house Windpoint Partners.
John enjoys most sports, particularly golf, football, skiing and cricket.