Leigh Daveran

Investment Director
Yorkshire & North East

Leigh joined LDC in October 2019.

Prior to joining LDC, Leigh spent eight years as CFO in a £140m turnover PE-backed building product manufacturing business in north Notts, where he had previously advised on the management buyout in 2010. He was instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the group, including leading the M&A strategy, having made seven acquisitions. He also led several refinancing exercises, funding the M&A, implementing the necessary evolving funding structures and reducing the cost of capital.

Previously Leigh spent six years as an M&A advisor at mid-market boutique Catalyst Corporate Finance (now Alantra), working on buy and sell side transactions across a range of sectors, including consumer products, building products, healthcare, business services, logistics, construction and industrial manufacturing.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a first class degree in Accounting and Finance, Leigh trained as a chartered accountant in audit and then spent four years in transaction advisory services with Ernst & Young, principally responsible for providing due diligence advice but also Reporting Accountant roles on IPOs, to a wide range of corporate clients.