LDC builds Leeds team

Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) has recruited a new executive to strengthen its Leeds office. Craig Wilkinson has joined LDC as an investment manager increasing the Leeds team to four executives. He joins from Rothschild Acquisition Finance where he was actively involved for two years in new business development.

Prior to joining Rothschild, Wilkinson worked with the Bank of Scotland as an associate director within the structured finance team following a three-year training contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has considerable experience in transacting LBOs and has built up an excellent contact database that will aid the expansion of LDC’s reach in Yorkshire and the North East.

LDC has also recently appointed Simon Dempsey as head of the East Midlands region. Based in Nottingham, he will be responsible for co-ordinating and developing LDC’s market presence, sourcing and completing new transactions. He joins from the Birmingham office where he has been a key team member for the past four years.