Stefan Gunn

Investment Director
South West & Wales

Stefan is responsible for ensuring LDC continues to identify and support the growth ambitions of businesses across the South West of England & Wales. This includes finding new investment opportunities and identifying management teams that would benefit from the backing of a private equity partner to help achieve their growth strategy.

With over 15 years’ experience as a corporate finance advisor, structured finance banker and mid-market investor, he is an accomplished mid-market and private equity specialist.

Prior to joining LDC, Stefan was a Director within NatWest’s Structured Finance business across the South of England, where he supported numerous private equity buyouts, and capital raisings for listed entities and fast growth private companies.

After graduating with an MA in Economics and European Studies from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and The University of Stuttgart, Stefan qualified as a chartered accountant with Mazars in Bristol before moving to Deloitte’s corporate finance team where he advised on mid-market private equity transactions and Main Market listings, including the IPO of Hargreaves Lansdown.  He subsequently spent six years within HSBC’s Corporate and Structured Banking business in Bristol, before joining RBS Group, initially establishing RBS William & Glyn’s Structured Finance operation in the South West and latterly developing and growing NatWest’s Structured Finance team and the business across the South of England.

Much to my wife's dismay, I'm an avid sports fan and particularly enjoy skiing, cycling and (watching) rugby, which somewhat offsets my indulgence in good food and wine! Entertaining my two lads also keeps me relatively busy.