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 ambitious management teams and we have the confidence, perspective and expertise to help mid-market businesses across the UK succeed.

  • 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-backed Lucid Group completes acquisition of Bluedog
Lucid Group has completed its first acquisition, welcoming colleagues from creative and digital consultancy Bluedog into the Group.
LDC invests £437m in 23 UK firms in record year
LDC invested £437million of equity last year in 23 new deals, a record total for the business, driven by continuing demand for private equity from the UK’s medium-sized businesses.
LDC exits Inprova Group
LDC completed the sale of procurement specialist Inprova Group Limited. Over the past four years LDC worked closely with CEO Paul Kennedy and his management team to truly transform the business into a multi-disciplinary group.
Zip World set to fly with LDC backing
Zip World, the award-winning outdoor adventure business which features the world’s fastest zip line, has secured a significant minority investment from LDC, supported by the company’s existing banking partner, HSBC. The deal values the business at £45m.
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 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.


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


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.