Mid-market private equity firm LDC has strengthened its team in the East of England with the appointment of a new investment manager.
Nicole Wong, who is based in Cambridge, joins the firm after six years with business advisory firm Grant Thornton, where she was an associate director in its Central and Eastern corporate finance team.
She is experienced in advising business leaders on a range of transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses and management buyouts.
At LDC, Wong will focus on identifying local business leaders looking to grow their businesses with the support of an investment partner in a number of markets including Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk.
Working closely with her East of England and East Midlands team, she will also support the management teams who are currently LDC partners.
David Bains, Partner and Head of East Midlands and East England at LDC, said: “Nicole is a successful and trusted advisor to business leaders in the East of England. , and has been a driving force behind a number of impressive transactions.
“From her base in Cambridge, I am confident she will play an important role in our aim to support more leadership teams in the region.”
Wong added: “I am delighted to be joining LDC at a pivotal time for business in the East of England. Some of the UK’s most innovative businesses call it home and it is becoming an even more attractive destination for investment.
“I look forward to helping more business leaders aim for growth while navigating the challenges created by this economic climate.”
The appointment follows a busy period for LDC in the East of England, which included a minority investment in Tiptree-headquartered Shaken Udder to support the next stage of its growth.