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 exits Prism Medical UK
Leading mid-market private equity investor LDC has completed the sale of Prism Medical UK (“Prism”), a manufacturer and provider of specialist healthcare equipment, to Limerston Capital for an undisclosed sum.
LDC invests in British Waterways Marinas
LDC has invested in British Waterways Marinas Limited (BWML), the largest operator of inland marinas in the UK, backing the existing management team.
LDC sells its stake in Amberon following a successful growth period
The sale follows a successful 18-month partnership where LDC supported the business and the management team grow the Group’s turnover by 23 per cent to £37.5m.
LDC Scotland welcomes new Investment Director
LDC has bolstered its team in Scotland with the appointment of Lee Donaldson as Investment Director to further strengthen the firm’s operations in Scotland and drive new investment opportunities.
Eque2 celebrates double digit growth following LDC investment
Eque2, the construction, contracting and housebuilding software specialist, is celebrating a year of strong growth following a multi-million-pound capital injection by LDC.
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.

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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.