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.

Watch our Ambitious Partnerships video for business success stories spanning every sector and region of the UK.

  • £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.

Backing Youth Ambition

LDC has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to support over 1,200 young people aged 18-30 across the UK with start-up grants and practical support to launch their own business over the next three years.

“Young entrepreneurs are essential to a thriving economy. Our unique partnership with The Prince’s Trust aims to show ambitious young people that financial and practical support is out there to give them the confidence to start their own business.”

Martin Draper, CEO, LDC