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.

Our Story

With over three decades of experience and 600 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

  • 1987

    LDC adds Birmingham office to its London base

  • 2001

    Reached £500million invested
  • 2001

    500th investment completed

  • 2016

    9th regional office opened in Cardiff

  • 2017

    £1.2bn to be invested over next 3 years

LDC - Leading the Way

Award winning company, team and deals

  • Private Equity Deal of the Year

    Right Choice Insurance Brokers - Insider Central & East Dealmakers
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year

    NBS - Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year (£5m - £25m)

    Linley & Simpson - Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers
  • International Deal of the Year

    Kee Safety - Insider Midlands Dealmakers

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.

Contact us

If you’d like to find out more about how a partnership with LDC can help you grow your business, get in touch with one of our experienced investment professionals.

Select Deal Origination Team