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LDC hires Minority Capital co-founder Alastair Weinel

23 Oct 2012

The private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group has added to its southern UK team by hiring Alastair Weinel from Minority Capital Partners.

Weinel, pictured, joins LDC after a decade as managing director of RBS’ equity finance team and co-founder of it growth capital business, before leaving to found growth investor Minority.

During his time at RBS he led and managed a string of high-profile transactions, including Folgate Partnership, as well as deals with Wightlink, Sporting Index and Morris Homes.

At LDC he will be responsible for identifying and executing investment opportunities and expanding its existing network of contacts across the South region.

He said, “I am delighted to be part of LDC’s South team – as part of one of the leading mid-market private equity houses in the UK, I am looking forward to contributing to its continuing success, working with top management teams from across the region and playing my role in LDC’s continued investment in local businesses and the region.

“Strategically, the south of the UK is an important region for LDC. The area boasts a plethora of high quality businesses, and a vibrant regional corporate finance community.”

LDC South managing director Yann Souillard added, “Alastair’s previous experience in private equity alongside his strong investment background will be an ideal complement to the existing skills within the LDC South team.”

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