- Travel & Leisure
- Investment Type
- Secondary Buyout
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 invest £1.2billion across the UK mid-market over the next three years.
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.
We will showcase the business leaders in The Telegraph with the most ambitious named at a celebratory event in October 2019.
Are you or do you know the UK’s most ambitious business leader?
We support teams with the capital and expertise to help them grow bigger and better businesses, whether through a buy and build strategy, organic growth or international expansion.
We work in partnership with the management teams we back across every region and sector of the UK economy. Whatever the need – transitioning ownership, funding acquisitions, providing growth capital to scale or diversify, or all of the above – it remains one of the most accessible and yet powerful catalysts.
And, far from it being about taking control and enforcing discipline, it’s about working in partnership, realising opportunity and creating flexibility.
LDC backs ambitious management teams looking to grow their UK-based medium sized business through acquisition, international expansion or organic growth. We have up to £100m available to invest in each company, both through the initial transaction and follow on funding.
• A strong leadership team who will continue to lead the business
• A clear and ambitious growth strategy
• A track record of year-on-year growth
• Actual or forecast profits of £1million per year
We believe growth is best achieved through partnership. Hear directly from the leaders of some of the businesses we’ve supported:
Sheila Dean, Global CEO of international professional services provider, Equiom discusses how LDC has added value by whole heartedly supporting Equiom’s organic and acquisition growth plans.