Our Partnership with Management Teams

We work with management teams, advisors and partners to create a working relationship that is engaging, enjoyable, ambitious and successful.
We find that business partnerships based upon mutual respect work best. They are also the ones that last longest, and once we've created a team that works, we're in it for the long-term.

Our Criteria

LDC provides equity finance for UK unquoted businesses with the below criteria.

  • Turnover

    of at least £5million
  • Profits

    Exceed £1million
  • Track Record

    Profitable track record

  • Team

    Ambitious & capable
  • Equity Support

    Up to £100million

  • Management Buyout (MBO)

    LDC can support a management team with the funds necessary to buy a business form the current parent company or private owners.

  • Development Capital

    LDC can provide the capital required for a business to grow without a change in ownership.
  • Secondary Buyout (SBO)

    LDC can support the buyout of a business from another private equity house often to deliver further business growth objectives.
  • Buy & Build

    LDC has a strong appetite to support ‘buy & build’ growth strategies enabling a business to acquire complementary businesses either vertically or horizontally within an industry.
  • Succession Planning

    LDC can assist owners of businesses as they begin to plan for ownership and management succession. This can enable the owner to give up majority control whilst maintaining the character of a business.
  • Funds

    LDC has very specific requirements in this area and currently supports a limited number of funds which include a niche oil & gas fund and a growth fund that focuses upon Midlands-based businesses.
35 Years Backing Ambition

LDC's breadth of experience over the last 35 years is unrivalled. With nearly 550 investments totalling almost £4billion since 1981, we are one of the most established and trusted private equity companies in the UK.

  • Investments over 35 years

  • Investment deployed

  • Investment professionals with industry experience

  • Portfolio companies

Our Story

With over three decades of experience and nearly 550 investments completed we have a wealth of business expertise. Our unique commitment to making a difference in business, that achieves long-term success, has never changed.

  • 1981

    LDC is Born

  • 1990

    Investment exceeds £30million for the first time

  • 1999

    An exit completes which realised £50m+ proceeds
  • 2001

    300th investment completed

  • 2007

    Investment exceeds £300m and 400th investment completed

  • 2015

    £1.2bn committed to be invested over next 3 years

LDC - Leading the Way

Award winning company, team and deals

  • Deal of the Year

    ByBox - Insider South East Dealmakers Awards
  • Large Deal of the Year

    ByBox - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Mid-Sized Deal of the Year

    Rush - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    Thames Valley Deal Awards

Our Charter

While having Lloyds Banking Group as a parent company pays dividends in strong financial support, it's LDC's unique commitment to making a difference in business that has led to long-term success.

  • Personal Values

    Personal Responsibility
  • Organisation Values

    Professional Competence
  • Community Values

  • Relationship Values

    Commitment, Tenacity & Wealth Creation
  • Commercial Values


Above all we must always support each other and combine job intensity with humility and a sense of fun.

Make an Investment Enquiry

Interested in how LDC can make your business grow? Speak to one of our business investment professionals near you.

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