Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis-based family office LDI, Ltd. today announced that John Martin has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development. Martin leads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and corporate development efforts.
Founded in 1912 as a manufacturer of corrugated boxes, LDI today is a family office that funds and operates customer-focused, middle-market companies. LDI actively seeks new investment opportunities, with an emphasis on manufacturers of proprietary products, value-added distributors and supply chain service providers.
“Since joining LDI in 2013, John has been a catalyst for enhancing LDI strategic planning around investment strategies, deal flow, and sources of capital,” said J.A. Lacy, CEO of LDI. LDI’s development activities have steadily gained momentum since 2014, when the company added two key investments to the portfolio. In May 2014, LDI merged Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) to create the first vertically-integrated, player in the aftermarket powersports industry. In August of the same year, LDI acquired UltiMed, Inc., a manufacturer of diabetic pen needles and syringes serving patients in the human and veterinary diabetes and medical-surgical markets.
“LDI is uniquely positioned to partner with, and scale businesses. I look forward to further accelerating our acquisition efforts.” says Martin.
Martin began at LDI as Manager of Corporate Development, and brings over 10 years of M&A experience to the firm. He previously worked at Mason Wells, a lower middle market private equity firm, where he supported the firm’s investment activities and worked with portfolio company management teams. He began his career in the investment banking group of Robert W. Baird & Co.
Martin earned his MBA from Indiana University and received a B.S. from the University of Illinois. He serves on the Board of Directors of KIPP Indy Public Schools, and resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Christina, and their son.
About LDI Ltd.
LDI is an Indianapolis-based family office with more than a century of experience operating high-potential, middle-market companies. Originally founded by the Lacy family in 1912 as U.S. Corrugated-Fiber Box Company, LDI today seeks investments in manufacturing, distribution and logistics businesses. LDI businesses employ more than 2,500 people in more than 20 countries.
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