Why LDC?

Choosing the right private equity investor is one of the hardest decisions any business owner or management team has to make. There's a lot more to it than just selling a stake in your business – it's about finding a long-term partner you can trust in and work with.

Over £1.1bn in gains achieved since 2003

Speaking to the teams we back, here are some of the things about LDC they say make the difference:

Right chemistry

At LDC, we don't employ robots. We're business people. We understand and we value relationships. We've created a culture of entrepreneurship in our own organisation which puts us on the same page as you. Seeing eye to eye is key in the good times – it's critical in the tough times.

Style of relationship

Over three decades of experience has taught us what works – a collaborative approach to investment that values your expertise and shares your drive to succeed. Nobody knows your business like you – we support management teams, we don't manage them.

Access to new expertise and opportunities

We're a lot more than the deployment of capital. When we invest, we provide a wide range of added value support - support that is proven to accelerate your business growth and development.

More than 145 new investments completed since 2003

Track record

Having successfully completed over 450 investments in the last 30 years, examples abound of companies which have benefitted from our expertise and are achieving success.The management teams we've backed are our best advocates.

Someone on the ground

With a regional network of 8 offices and teams based across the UK, we're also active players in your local community, with connections across the business, advisory and banking arenas. Our international approach also provides an important opportunity for UK-based businesses.

Someone who knows my sector

With a 80-strong portfolio of companies, 450 investments made and a 50-strong team of in-house professionals, we have a wealth of investment and business expertise spanning most industry sectors.

Read more about these distinctive characteristics by following the links on this page or contact a member of the team.

Recent Exits

  • Easynet is a specialist telecommunications business that designs and manages data networks.
    Type: Institutional Buy-Out
    Deal Size: £100m to £150m
    Entry Date: 01/09/2010
    Exit Date: 16/10/2015
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  • Entertainment Magpie is a recommerce technology company that buys unwanted gadgets, games, consoles, CDs, and DVDs
    Type: Development Capital
    Deal Size: Less than £20m
    Entry Date: 14/04/2011
    Exit Date: 02/10/2015
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