Our commitment to ambition

Whilst many investors understandably choose to ‘wait and see’, preferring to keep their powder dry, we’ve always taken a counter-cyclical approach.

Why? Because in the last 35 years we've seen businesses thrive and go for growth at every point of the cycle – whether through buy and build, diversification of offering, internationalisation or innovation.

Our appetite to invest remains as strong as ever. Supported by our sole funder, Lloyds Banking Group, we are committed to investing £1.2billion across the UK mid-market over the next three years.

We partner with management teams

We work in partnership with the business leaders we back.

Whatever the need – transitioning ownership, funding acquisitions, providing growth capital to innovate, scale or diversify, or all of the above – private equity is one of the most accessible and yet powerful catalysts. Capital and expertise can help to grow bigger and better businesses.

And, far from it being about taking control and enforcing discipline, it’s about working in partnership, realising opportunity and creating flexibility.

Supporting ambition

Ambition is in our blood and we support it whenever we can. From identifying unsung heroes in the UK’s mid-market to working with our long-standing LDC Ambassador and World Record breaker Mark Beaumont and supporting the Junior Development Programme at Birchfield Harriers

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders, supported by The Telegraph, aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious business leaders who inspire success. 

Now in its second year and part of our broader Backing Business Ambition initiative, it’s designed to shine a light on the leaders of UK medium sized businesses; the unsung heroes of the British economy.

Come back in September where we will be revealing the leaders featured in this year’s Top 50.

How could a partnership with LDC support your business ambition?