How We Help You Grow

The challenges to growing a business are many and varied – but so too are the opportunities.

Over £1.1bn 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 chairman 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

LDC's international operation has been developed as a flexible resource able to assist the international business development ambitions of portfolio businesses.

Business development opportunities

LDC is part of Lloyds Banking Group, one of Europe's largest financial services groups. We have a portfolio of 80 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.

Find out how LDC can make a difference to your company

Contact us to find out how LDC can make a difference to your company

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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