Lawrence Dean

Investment Director
Midlands

Lawrence supports ambitious management teams looking to expand their business with the backing of a private equity partner.

He brings over 20 years’ experience as a UK private company investor and finance professional to LDC and has led and managed a number of investments in the consumer, TMT, services and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to LDC, Lawrence was with mid-market private equity fund NBGI Private Equity, latterly heading up its UK buyout team in London and was one of the founding partners of Stage Capital which led the €300million spin out of NBGI in 2016.  

At LDC, Lawrence has led the £110million deal to invest in Evolution Funding, a high growth motor finance B2B / B2C technology business. He also worked on the Blue Bay Travel investment, drawing on his online digital experience in the sector.

An Economics graduate from the University of Durham, Lawrence started his career in corporate finance at SBC Warburg / UBS where he advised on a number of high profile UK and cross-border M&A deals. He then joined a VC-backed online travel business, which grew rapidly before being acquired by Lastminute.com. 

I’m into most sports, but skiing (to restaurants!) and climbing in the mountains are particular passions of mine. I enjoy music and the arts in more tranquil moments.