Private Equity in the Mid-Market

Welcome to LDC, the UK's leading regional mid-market private equity house.

LDC can deliver, add value and make a difference to your business.

We are private equity specialists with a 30 year history of supporting management buy-outs, equity release (cash out), development (DevCap) and acquisition finance transactions.

With a current portfolio of 80+ businesses valued in excess of £2billion LDC's experience in the private equity arena is well known.

The LDC team has the capacity to support a business with equity of up to £100million.

Success with LDC

Ministry of Cake

Ministry of Cake is a leading manufacturer of cakes and puddings, primarily for the foodservice market. In May 2014 LDC invested in the buyout.

Orion Media

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).

Angel Springs

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


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


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

Recent LDC Transactions

  • Mini-Cam specialises in the manufacture and distribution of Pipeline Inspection Systems.
    Type: Management Buy-Out
    Deal Size: £20m to £40m
    Entry Date: 27/07/2015
    Exit Date: -
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  • Seabrook is an iconic Yorkshire crisp and snack brand.
    Type: Management Buy-Out
    Deal Size: £20m to £40m
    Entry Date: 20/07/2015
    Exit Date: -
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