LDC appoints new investment director in Yorkshire

LDC, a mid-market private equity investor, has added to its team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Leigh Daveran as an Investment Director.

Daveran will work closely with LDC’s Head of Yorkshire and the North East John Garner and the LDC team to drive new investment opportunities across the region’s growing community of medium-sized businesses. Daveran will also have responsibility for supporting the management teams of LDC’s portfolio businesses across the region.
Prior to joining LDC, Daveran spent eight years as CFO of private equity backed building product manufacturer Synseal Extrusions. During his tenure he led an acquisitive growth strategy that brought seven complementary businesses into the group, growing the business to GBP140million turnover.
Daveran trained as a chartered accountant and then spent four years in due diligence  at EY before moving into an M&A advisory role at Catalyst Corporate Finance (now part of global investment banking and asset management firm, Alantra). He worked on buy and sell-side transactions across a range of sectors, including consumer products, healthcare, business services, logistics, building products, construction and industrial manufacturing.
Garner says: “Leigh’s considerable M&A and board level experience makes him a perfect addition to our team in the Yorkshire region. I’m confident he’ll play an integral role in our efforts to support the management teams of leading local mid-market businesses.” 
Daveran adds: “It’s an exciting time to be joining LDC. The firm has an exceptional reputation in Yorkshire and the North East, with a portfolio and track record for value creation to match. I’m looking forward to working with John and the team to identify and partner with vibrant business leaders across the region, helping them to realise their growth ambitions.”