The North West operation was established in 2000 when the Manchester office opened. Since that time the activity has been phenomenal with the regional team completing over 30 investments, committing over £400million of equity and generating over £180million of capital gains.
LDC in the North West has had some record investment years recently with deals including the MBO of Bifold Group a leading manufacturer of switching instrument valves and pumps for the oil and gas industry, the £62million MBO of Angus Fire and a development capital investment in ATG Access. The team have more recently completed the MBO of Stroma, the UK's leading provider of regulatory driven compliance services and software applications to the energy and operational efficiency markets and an investment in procurement services business CEL Procurement.
The team has also made some successful realisations with the exit from Matrix, Forrest, kidsunlimited and Direct Group.
Working alongside the local community, our management teams and the regional business community the LDC North West team are determined to source and complete further high quality transactions.
In 2012, the team, with the support of the local community were awarded 'Private Equity House of the Year' and 'Deal of the Year' for Bifold Group at the Insider North West Dealmakers Awards.