What Success Looks Like

Our portfolio past and present contains countless examples of companies that have achieved outstanding results through our partnership approach.

Over £1.1bn in gains achieved since 2003

Some of these are text book cases of a private equity model helping a company outperform its marketplace. Others are journeys that have changed course due to major structural changes in a company's sector.

In every investment we make, working collaboratively to overcome challenges and capitalise on opportunities is always the common thread.

Here, we've asked a collection of company CEOs to share their personal experiences of private equity.

Orion Media

Sector: TMT
Investment Type: MBI

In June 2009 LDC supported the private equity investment to secure eight Midlands Radio licences from Global Radio. A new group was formed under the name of Orion Media (recently renamed Free Radio).

Ascend

Sector: Support Services
Investment Type: MBO plus Buy & Build

Ascend was a carve out from LDC’s investment in Airclaims in 2006 and exited in a trade sale in 2011.

Airclaims

Sector: Support Services
Investment Type: MBO plus Buy & Build

In 2005 LDC invested in the MBO and exited in a trade sale in 2011.

Angel Springs

Sector: Support Services
Investment Type: MBO plus Buy & Build

LDC supported the MBO in 2011 and since then has helped an ambitious buy and build programme.

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Case Studies

Recent Awards

  • Private Equity Firm of the YearSolent Deal Awards
  • Funding Team of the YearInsider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year(Andy Grove)
    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year
    (Joules)
    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers