A leading investor in the UK mid-market
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.
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
A relationship with LDC
We back management teams to lead and grow their business
We’ve invested in more than 600 businesses since 1981
Value Creation Partners
A unique team of industry professionals on hand to help
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
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.