The LDC South operation was established in Reading in 2000 and expanded into Bristol in 2008. Over the past few years the investment activity has increased dramatically with equity commitment in the past five years surpassing £300million and investment activity generating over £180million of capital gains.
The current team has been working in the region for a number of years and, as a consequence, have worked with and alongside a number of key business and advisor contacts, relationships with the vibrant regional corporate finance community has been a key to LDC South’s success.
LDC’s investment appetite includes the opportunity to support buy & build and acquisition strategies. Over the last two years, LDC Bristol’s portfolio company A-Gas, one of the largest independent refrigerant gas, environmental services, speciality gas and chemicals provider has made five strategic acquisitions. Equally, EDM Group, one of the UK’s largest provider of outsourced information management services, following a merger with Sala International in 2011 has over the past 18 months made five acquisitions resulting in EDM Group increasing its annual turnover to circa £70million.
The LDC South team based in Bristol and Reading have a commitment to increase investment in this region and look to back many more ambitious management teams from high-quality businesses.