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

RIBA and LDC partner to support the future growth of NBS
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and LDC have agreed a partnership to support the future growth of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, the commercial arm of the RIBA which trades as NBS.
LDC backs Right Choice Insurance Brokers
LDC has invested £28m for a minority shareholding in one of the UK’s leading vehicle insurance specialists Right Choice Insurance Brokers.
LDC sells PEI Media Group generating 3.5x return
LDC has exited its investment in PEI Media Group generating a money multiple return of 3.5x and an IRR of 70 per cent.
Asset Solutions Group invests for growth after LDC backs MBO
LDC has backed the management buyout of OCS Asset Solutions from international facilities management services company, OCS Group Ltd. The deal, which includes a £13m investment from LDC, will see the firm’s management team co-invest for a significant stake.
LDC generates strong returns from Team17 IPO
LDC has partially exited its investment in Team17, the global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games, following its £217m listing on London’s AIM market.
LDC backs Mandata to drive growth in £20m deal
LDC has backed the secondary buyout of Mandata, a market-leading developer of transport management software, in a £20m deal that will accelerate organic growth.
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

Supported by   

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

While entries are now closed, selection of the final top 50 will begin over the coming weeks with profiles of each leader serialised weekly from the 4th September in The Telegraph newspaper.

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.

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.

"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

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.