Richard Ibbett

Investment Director
North West

Richard is responsible for identifying management teams across the North West looking to grow their business with the support of a private equity partner. He works side-by-side with management throughout the investment partnership to help them realise their growth ambitions.

He joined LDC in 2013, and has since supported on some of the region’s most successful growth stories including Waterfall, Inprova and Love Energy Savings. With Richard’s support, Inprova fuelled an ambitious buy and build strategy that saw the business acquire five complementary energy businesses and launch a bespoke division, Inprova Energy, in 2015. This created one of the top ten business energy procurement and management consultancies in the UK.

He also continues to support the businesses LDC has invested in through his role as a non executive director at Mitrefinch and Ellis Whittam.

Richard is a University of Birmingham graduate, with a degree in Biological Sciences. He began his career at Andersen, and subsequently worked for Deloitte, where he gained his ACA.

I’m an avid Manchester City fan, love to travel and enjoy new cuisines, and am an improving snowboarder!