John Garner

John Garner

Head of Yorkshire & North East
Yorkshire & North East

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.


Recent LDC Transactions:

  • Linley and Simpson  Logo
  • NBS Logo
  • Team17 Logo
  • Mandata Logo