LDC Midlands - Central to Everything

The Midlands team has been central to LDC's evolution over the years and encompasses the Birmingham and Nottingham offices. This region has completed over 130 transactions since the first office opened in 1987, investing over £740million of equity.

The current team has a wealth of experience in a number of business sectors but, as you would expect, are extremely knowledgeable about industrial businesses - ranging from specialist engineering companies to source and supply distributors of engineering products. However the team's focus remains on transacting deals which support good quality management teams in whichever sector they trade.

Over the last five years, the award-winning team have completed 40 transactions supporting these businesses with over £450million of equity, and also completed a number of successful strategic exits producing over £160million capital gains. This level of activity has confirmed not only LDC’s continued appetite in the region but has established the team as the leading player in the region.

In 2012, LDC Birmingham, with the support of the local community were awarded ‘Private Equity Firm of the Year’ at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards and in 2013, the LDC Nottingham team were awarded ‘Funding Team of the Year’ at the East Midlands Insider Awards.

Martin Draper is the Managing Director for LDC in the Midlands.

Meet the Midlands Team

With strong contacts throughout the region, the expert and enthusiastic team in the Midlands are able to review business propositions from any sector.

In The Community

LDC Junior Development

The LDC Midlands team are supporting six Birchfield Harriers as part of the LDC sponsored Junior Development programme. This much needed funding will help young athletes from across the Midlands region with their training, development and travel.

Plans to Invest £300million to Specialist Engineering and Manufacturing Businesses

In 2011, LDC committed £200million of new investment to specialist engineering and manufacturing businesses reflecting its continuing commitment to a sector that has been core to the organisation since the beginning. Following this initial commitment LDC has completed seven investments in the sector already investing £150million.

LDC has subsequently increased its new investment funding commitment to £300million, continuing to focus on mid-market businesses in the £10million to £150million enterprise value range and, typically those with specialist manufacturing capability in niche sectors such as aerospace and defence, oil and gas, or power generation.

This remains one of the UK's most dynamic industry sectors with most UK businesses proving resilient through the recent economic downturn and benefitting from demand from emerging economies. LDC has proven experience in the sector, having completed over 125 transactions in its 30 year history across a number of economic cycles.

For more information contact either Steve Aston and Rob Schofield.

Birmingham

Address
Interchange Place
Edmund Street
Birmingham
B3 2TA

Telephone: +44 (0)121 237 6500
Fax: +44 (0)121 236 5269
Email: mdraper@ldc.co.uk

Nottingham

Address
Butt Dyke House
33 Park Row
Nottingham
NG1 6EE

Telephone: +44 (0)115 947 1280
Fax: +44 (0)115 947 1290
Email: agrove@ldc.co.uk

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