Private Equity in the Mid-Market

Welcome to LDC, the UK's leading regional mid-market private equity house.

LDC can deliver, add value and make a difference to your business.

We are private equity specialists with a 30 year history of supporting management buy-outs, equity release (cash out), development (DevCap) and acquisition finance transactions.

With a current portfolio of 60+ businesses valued in excess of £2billion LDC’s experience in the private equity arena is well known.

The LDC team has the capacity to support a business with equity of between £2million and £100million.

Success with LDC


In April 2011, LDC made a significant investment in A-Gas in a deal worth £70million, since the investment A-Gas has made 5 acquisitions in an international expansion strategy.

Orion Media

In June 2009 LDC supported the private equity investment to secure eight Midlands Radio licences from Global Radio. A new group was formed under the name of Orion Media (recently renamed Free Radio).

Angel Springs

LDC supported the MBO in 2011 and since then has helped an ambitious buy and build programme.


In 2005 LDC invested in the MBO and exited in a trade sale in 2011.


Ascend was a carve out from LDC’s investment in Airclaims in 2006 and exited in a trade sale in 2011.

Recent LDC Transactions

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