We are LDC

As the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, we invest in a diverse range of mid-market businesses across every region and sector of the UK economy.

We partner with ambitious management teams to grow bigger, more sustainable businesses.

We've been backing the ambitions of British business since 1981. Through boom and bust, in recession and recovery, we have provided flexible support to more than 600 management teams.

Read The Year Ahead for a recent summary and look ahead to our plans to invest £1.2billion over the next three years.

  • £1.2BN
    To invest in the next 3 years
  • >35
    Years' of backing ambition
  • 600
    Investments completed
  • 12
    Regional locations
  • £5m-£100m
    Flexible funding for each company

Ambitious partnerships

We know that no one knows a business as well as the people that run it.  That's why our flexible partnerships with management teams are based on trust and understanding.

Far from it being about taking control, we back the ambitious business leaders we invest in to continue to lead and grow their business.

Ours is a supporting role, focused on furthering growth through investment and expertise. 

Through our partnership, we're ready to support management teams every step of the way on their journey.

Terry Musson and Dan East of Amberon discuss their first experience with private equity and how LDC helped to steer rather than control their business.
Nominations extended until 14th June

2019 nominations deadline extended

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders, supported by The Telegraph, aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious business leaders who inspire success. 

Now in its second year and part of our broader Backing Business Ambition initiative, it’s designed to shine a light on the leaders of UK medium sized businesses; the unsung heroes of the British economy.

Are you or do you know the UK’s most ambitious business leader?