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

Neilson Active Holidays set to make waves with LDC investment
LDC has backed the secondary buyout of Neilson Active Holidays, the UK's leading provider of overseas active holidays, to support the management team’s expansion strategy.
LDC pledges further investment in Yorkshire & North East following record 12 months
In the last 12 months the LDC team in Yorkshire and the North East has completed five transactions, investing over £100m of equity capital. The team has also delivered 2 notable exits and supported its portfolio with 3 strategic acquisitions.
LDC backs MBO of Martin Audio with £12m investment
LDC has backed the management buyout of Martin Audio, the designer and manufacturer of premium high-performance loudspeaker systems, from global audio specialist Loud Audio.
Linley & Simpson secures £10m growth investment from LDC
The deal sees LDC back the existing management team of Yorkshire property agent Linley & Simpson with a £10m investment to drive its acquisition strategy as well as support technology developments.
LDC exits TPN in £52.8m sale to Eddie Stobart Logistics plc
LDC has reached an agreement to sell The Pallet Network to AIM-listed Eddie Stobart Logistics plc, a leading UK supply chain, transport and logistics group. The deal values the business at £52.8m.
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.


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.

“We’d like to thank LDC for its support over the last 10 years on what has been an incredible growth journey that has seen our business grow from strength to strength, enabling us to develop into a leading pallet distribution business that we are today."

Mark Duggan, Chief Executive, The Pallet Network


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.


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.