Private equity less ordinary

LDC's approach to business is distinctive in the marketplace.

Companies that are not only surviving but thriving as a result of this through-the-cycle commitment

We work with management teams, advisors and partners to create a working relationship that is engaging, enjoyable and successful – we're an ambitious group after all. We find that business partnerships based upon mutual respect work best. They are also the ones that last longest, and once we've created a team that works, we're in it for the long term.

We also like to think independently. Using our initiative to find the best way forward rather than always traipsing down the road most travelled. But we're not reckless risk takers; after all, the success of your business is just as imperative to us as it is to you.

We find that our professional integrity is an excellent partner to our commercial approach to business. It's because we take a collective ownership of how we behave, take pride in the company we work for and strive to maintain consistently high standards. What it means is that with LDC you've found a driven business partner you can totally trust – and actually enjoy working with.

As we said, it's a distinctive approach. And it's one that works.

Annual Review of LDC (Managers) Limited ("LDC")

LDC is a member of Lloyds Banking Group plc and is independently authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Further information on LDC's legal details can be obtained from here

Walker Guidelines

LDC is committed to conforming to the Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity, known as the "Walker Report" to promote transparency in the Private Equity industry and its major contribution to the UK economy.

As part of it's commitment, LDC has and will continue to provide information to the British Venture Capital Association ("BVCA") to enable the BVCA to analyse PE's economic impact and compare the superior returns provided by private equity as an outperforming asset class.

This Review provides a summary of the structure of the firm, information on LDC's 28 year history, and an overview of its activities in investing through the economic cycle and can be found by following these links:

  1. an overview of our history is here
  2. our 'Portfolio Companies' are described here; and
  3. you can identify the senior members of LDC's 'Management Team' here

LDC is a 'captive' private equity house, so it has only one investor, Lloyds Banking Group. Accordingly, conflicts between the interests of our investor and our management are relatively uncommon. However, to the extent these conflicts could arise, LDC has extensive, FCA-compliant procedures in place to manage them.

LDC is a member of Lloyds Banking Group plc and is independently authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Further information on LDC's legal details can be obtained from our Legal Disclaimer.

If you have any questions about this information, or LDC's operations, please contact John Paul Preston.