Supporting industrial innovation

LDC has invested in over 130 manufacturing & specialist industrial businesses.

Over 60 current investments, broad sector experience, £1.3bn invested in past five years

Specialist engineering & manufacturing remains one of the UK's most dynamic industry sectors with many UK businesses proving resilient through the recent economic downturn whilst benefitting from increased demand from emerging economies.

LDC has proven experience in this sector having completed over 130 transactions in its 30 year history. Previous successes in this sector include Electrium, Andor Technology, CMG and Britton Group whilst existing equity commitment in this sector is in excess of £250million.

Over the next three years LDC has committed to invest £200million into the sector, and will focus on mid-market businesses in the £10million to £150million EV range and, typically those with specialist manufacturing capability in niche sectors such as aerospace and defence, oil and gas, or power generation.

LDC’s existing investment portfolio includes A-Gas, a leading provider of specialist industrial gases and chemicals; AIM Aviation, a global leader in the design and manufacture of premium cabin interiors for commercial airlines; MB Aerospace which specialises in the design, manufacture, test and assembly of defence and commercial aerospace systems and components; and Epi-V investing in emerging technology within the upstream oil and gas services sector.

Recent examples can be found in the Portfolio section.

For more information about LDC's experience in this sector contact one of our regional teams.

Recent LDC Transactions