IRIS is the UK's market leading provider of business critical services to accountancy and payroll sectors.

Over 53,500 companies rely on IRIS every day to run their businesses, including SMEs, corporates and 50% of all UK accountancy firms.

IRIS offers customers the broadest range of specialist accountancy software and services. With over 98% customer retention for its core products, 3 million tax returns successfully filed with HMRC and 60% of the top 50 practices as customers, IRIS is the most trusted accountancy software provider in the UK today.

LDC backed a £33million buyout in 2002 of the business investing £7.9million for its shareholding.

In 2004 LDC exited the business to HG Capital for £45million as part of a £102million buyout, and reinvested £8million, to support the next stage of the company’s rapid growth strategy.

In 2016 LDC sold its stake in the business to HG Capital.