Why LDC?

We have been backing the ambitions of British business since 1981. Through boom and bust, in recession and recovery, our team have supported 600 management teams, investing nearly £5billion of equity along the way.

  • Most active
    investor in the UK mid-market

  • Portfolio
    companies

  • Experience across
    all sectors & deal types

  • Strong appetite
    to support buy & build

  • Actively supporting
    & adding value to our investments

LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders
We showcased the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders in The Telegraph and selected the Ones to Watch – the ambitious leaders tipped for great things. You can read all of their stories here.
LDC exits Seabrook Crisps in trade sale to Calbee UK
LDC has completed the sale of Seabrook, the iconic Yorkshire crisp brand, to leading snack brand Calbee (UK) Ltd. LDC backed the management buyout of the business in July 2015 to support its growth.
SMH Fleet Solutions drives growth with LDC investment
LDC has completed a minority investment in leading vehicle management and logistics support specialist SMH Fleet Solutions with acquisition facilities provided by HSBC.
LDC exits BOFA International
LDC has completed the sale of fume extraction and filtration specialist BOFA International to NYSE-listed Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), the leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts. The deal values the business at £90m.
LDC backs Love Energy to spark further growth
LDC has invested more than £25m in Love Energy Savings, a leading energy price comparison specialist, in a secondary buyout of the business to further accelerate organic growth.
LDC exits ByBox in £221m sale to Francisco Partners
ByBox, specialists in smart locker technology and field service solutions, today announced a strategic investment from Francisco Partners that values ByBox at £221 million.
LDC-backed Pelsis completes significant acquisition in the US
Pelsis, the leading European manufacturer of branded pest control products, has acquired US-based Curtis Gilmour in a deal that will see it significantly expand its global presence.

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Meet The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

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LDC is all about backing business leaders with a vision. We joined forces with The Telegraph to identify the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders - the inspiring individuals running the UK’s most successful medium-sized businesses - and selected the Ones to Watch - the ambitious leaders tipped for great things. Meet them here for stories of resilience, grit, and pure chutzpah!

Meet them

Ambitious Partnerships

LDC is different from other private equity houses. Our proven success in helping so many management teams grow their businesses over the last 35 years is truly unique.

“LDC are insightful and supportive investors who have worked closely with the ByBox team to formulate and execute a successful strategy."

Stuart Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, ByBox

Team17

LDC originally invested £16.5m in global games label Team17 in 2016 to support the company’s international expansion and product development. Revenues increased significantly by 119% and EBITDA by 111%.

In May 2018 Team17 completed a £217m listing on London’s AIM market.

LDC’s partnership has helped Away Resorts become one of the UK’s leading holiday park operators, from initial investment to follow on funding to support acquisitions and organic developments.

Seabrook

Jon Wood, the Commercial Director of Seabrook Crisps, explains the company’s growth journey from a family fish-and-chip shop to an exporter of snacks as far afield as Dubai and China.