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.

LDC can provide ambitious management teams with private equity up to £100m to support management buy-outs (helping management teams acquire their business), growth capital (helping high growth companies accelerate their expansion), equity release (helping shareholders realise value) and acquisitions (help business achieve scale through targeted acquisitions).

LDC's private equity investment approach can also add value to a business – securing world-class leadership from our network of non-executives, winning business development opportunities from our portfolio companies and drawing on the strategic and operational expertise of our in-house teams.

Whatever the circumstances, the ultimate goal is to create long-term value by helping a business achieve its full potential.

Success with LDC

Ministry of Cake

Ministry of Cake is a leading manufacturer of cakes and puddings, primarily for the foodservice market. In May 2014 LDC invested in the buyout.

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.

Recent LDC Transactions

  • PEI is one of the leading financial media groups dedicated to alternative assets globally.
    Type: Management Buy-Out
    Deal Size: £40m to £60m
    Entry Date: 30/09/2015
    Exit Date: -
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  • Aqualisa designs and manufactures a range of market-leading digital, mixer and electric showers and accessories.
    Type: Management Buy-Out
    Deal Size: £40m to £60m
    Entry Date: 17/09/2015
    Exit Date: -
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Adding Value to Your Business

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  • What does private equity look for? Private equity is attracted to unique propositions that it can back, particularly those that have growth potential, are defensible, clearly articulated and have...