Vital Ingredient is a healthy food-to-go retailer.

The business offers a range of fresh, healthy, natural and responsibly-sourced ingredients for consumers to create their own food-to-go meals.

In April 2016 LDC invested over £8million in the management buyout of Vital Ingredient to support the roll-out of the group.

In 2018 LDC exited its investment in Vital Ingredient. 

This is the first time I've done any private equity funding and we saw about six or seven private equity houses. Simon and LDC stood above any of the others. Good, sensible, calm and pragmatic. It was a lot more pleasurable than I thought it would be.
Alex Heynes, Founder, Vital Ingredient