The challenges to growing a business are many and varied – but so too are the opportunities.
Over £850m in gains achieved since 2003
As well as providing the financial backing to drive growth, the companies we back benefit from our teams' industry expertise, our networks and the relationships with have a large number of individuals, institutions and corporations.
Decades of experience have shown us that this type of active engagement with management teams can help to create real shareholder value, facilitating access to best practice thinking, world class skills and exciting business opportunities.
Enhancing your business operations
Perhaps one of the most distinctive features of our team is our in-house operational expertise. Combining skills and experience gained from industry and professional consultancy, our people can work alongside your own teams to tackle business critical challenges with best practice techniques.
Their involvement often begins prior to our investment, helping to identify ways of further enhancing areas such as business infrastructure, service design and delivery, sales effectiveness, working capital efficiency, strategic sourcing and lean manufacturing. They can also support management teams pursuing buy and build programmes, identifying acquisition opportunities and developing integration plans to ensure synergies are achieved.
Over 30 years of private equity experience
Strengthening your company board
Many of our portfolio companies have strengthened their boards with non-executive chairmen and directors from our network, which includes some of the UK’s most accomplished business leaders. As well as adding unrivalled credibility and connections, these experienced individuals can bring direction to areas such as management reporting, corporate governance, strategic direction and fiscal discipline.
Expanding your international reach
Our presence in the Far East can be a significant benefit to portfolio companies with trading or supply chain links in this fast-growing economic region. The team’s local expertise and networks are helping business' achieve greater efficiencies in their sourcing and manufacturing, as well as opening up new customer markets.
Business development opportunities
LDC is part of Lloyds Banking Group, one of Europe's largest financial services groups. We have a portfolio of 60 growth companies, and relationships with hundreds more around the globe.
This makes us ideally placed to complement your own business development strategies by identifying appropriate partnerships than can fuel your growth.
See examples of our added value in practice or contact a member of our team.