A leading investor in the UK mid-market

LDC backs the management teams of growing mid-market businesses with the capital and support to help them build bigger and better businesses.

With more than 50 investment professionals, based across 12 UK locations, we invest in businesses operating across most sectors of the UK economy. We have a portfolio of 90 companies that collectively employ 32,500 people and contribute more than £5billion to the UK economy each year.

As part of Lloyds Banking Group, we work differently than other private equity companies with greater flexibility in our approach to partnership. We're committed to investing £1.2billion in medium sized businesses over the next three years. 
Watch our latest introduction to LDC video – get to know us and view a selection of business success stories

Our criteria

We usually invest between £10m and £50m in each transaction but we are flexible and have up to £100million available for each company, meaning we can continue to support with follow on funding throughout the life of our partnership.

We look for:

  • A strong management team who will continue to lead their business

  • A UK-headquartered business in any sector

  • A clear and ambitious growth strategy

  • A track record of year-on-year growth

  • Actual or forecast profits of £1million per year

If you’re not sure whether we’re a good fit, get in touch. We are always happy to meet ambitious business leaders.

A relationship with LDC

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.

Management focused

We back management teams to lead and grow their business


We’ve invested in more than 600 businesses since 1981


Being part of Lloyds Banking Group allows us to invest on your terms

Sector experience

We have deep industry experience across all key sectors


With 12 locations across the UK, we are where you are

Value Creation Partners

A unique team of industry professionals on hand to help


We invest through the cycle with £1.2bn available over the next three years

A diverse portfolio

Our portfolio of 90 businesses creates opportunities to collaborate

Active in the community

We have raised over £2.5m for charities across the UK

Our approach to private equity

We create flexible partnerships with ambitious management teams looking to grow their business through acquisition, international expansion, innovation or organic growth.

Our track record and the diversity of our portfolio proves that private equity can work for businesses of different shapes and sizes. And, we have more than 35 years of experience in creating flexible deal structures that work for all parties.


Our teams, transactions and portfolio companies’ achievements are often recognised by regional and national award programmes.

These awards reflect our ability to create winning partnerships with management teams to help them build market-leading businesses.

Contact us to find out more about LDC