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

  • Experience across
    all sectors & deal types

  • Strong appetite
    to support buy & build

  • Actively supporting
    & adding value to our investments

LDC wraps up £13m investment in gifting specialist Paladone
Paladone, the UK’s market-leading designer, innovator and supplier of gifting products, has secured a £13m minority investment from mid-market private equity investor LDC, to accelerate its international growth.
LDC backs £22.5m MBO of Precision Micro
LDC has backed the £22.5m management buyout of Precision Micro Limited, Europe’s market-leading photo-chemical etching company, from global aerospace, defence and energy group Meggitt PLC.
Blue Bay Travel basks in record start to year
LDC-backed Blue Bay Travel has celebrated a record start to 2018 by increasing year-on-year sales by 71% & headcount by 30% as well as continued investment in technology.
LDC exits investment in Capital Economics in sale to Phoenix Equity Partners
LDC has exited its investment in Capital Economics, the transaction provides a return for LDC of 2.5x money and an IRR of 43%.
Five tips to get your business investment ready
As featured in Management Today, LDC's Andy Grove discloses five fundamentals every business should consider if it is looking to explore private equity investment.
Launch of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders
Former Enterprise Editor of The Telegraph, Rebecca Burn-Callander talks about our UK-wide hunt for standout individuals. Who are they and what makes them tick?


We are on the hunt for the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

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This year, supported by The Telegraph, we will scour the length and breadth of the UK to uncover and celebrate 50 of the UK’s most inspirational business leaders.

These individuals will not only have a track record of delivering standout business results while making a measurable contribution to their region’s economy, they will consistently demonstrate the ambition, drive and determination to succeed.

Apply or nominate now   Follow the journey

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.

"I would like to thank LDC for their faith in investing in the Company in 2012 and for being a very supportive partner over the last five years. We are delighted they are staying on board.”

Bruce McKendrick, CEO, Forest Holidays

Shelia Dean, the CEO of international professional services provider, Equiom shares her advice on finding the right private equity partner and what it’s like to work with LDC.

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.


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.