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 invest £1.2billion across the UK mid-market over the next three years.

£1.2 billion to be invested over the next 3 years

How We Help Businesses Grow

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.

What We Look For

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

The Year Ahead

Ambitious Partnerships

We believe growth is best achieved through partnership. Hear directly from the leaders of some of the businesses we’ve supported:

  • Away Resorts

    Sector
    Travel & Leisure
    Investment Type
    Secondary Buyout
    How private equity has enabled the recent successes of Away Resorts, one of the UK’s leading holiday park operators. Watch CEO Carl Castledine and LDC’s Richard Whitwell discuss the partnership.
  • Equiom

    Sector
    Financial Services
    Investment Type
    Management Buyout

    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.

  • NEC Group

    Sector
    Travel & Leisure
    Investment Type
    Management Buyout
    LDC speaks to The NEC Group’ Chief Executive Paul Thandi to hear about the impact private equity support has had on the Group including delivering the strategic organic and acquisition-led initiatives across all business channels, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Clifford Thames

    Sector
    Support Services
    Investment Type
    Management Buyout
    During a three-year partnership with LDC, automotive data services provider Clifford Thames achieved significant scale by adding to its core offering and expanding into new markets. Hear from Calvin Barnett, Chief Executive on the partnership.
  • ATCORE

    Case Study

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    ATCORE is a leading technology provider to the global travel industry.
  • Equiom

    Case Study

    Equiom logo
    Headquartered in the Isle of Man, Equiom is an international professional services provider.
  • The NEC Group

    Case Study

    The NEC Group logo
    The NEC Group is a live entertainment business with over forty years of world-class expertise in venue and destination management.
  • Iglu

    Case Study

    Iglu logo
    Iglu.com is the UK’s leading online travel agent specialising in cruise and ski holidays.

How could a partnership with LDC support your business ambition?

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