What are the main drivers of business growth?

Depending on the growth strategy for a business, there are a number of routes to take in building scale and value. Growth can be achieved organically, through an acquisitive growth strategy or by expanding internationally.

Organic growth is when a business secures new contract wins, increases its product or service line, invests in new facilities to expand operations or enters into new markets and sectors. Management teams often seek external finance to fund organic business growth to ensure they have access to the necessary working capital to finance their ambitions.

Growing a business through acquiring a complementary firm can enhance product and service offerings or enable expansion into new domestic and international markets. LDC has invested more than £135million in follow-on funding to support the acquisition strategies of 22 companies in the last five years.

While management teams are often focused on growing their presence in the home market, opportunities overseas can drive significant growth. International expansion can be achieved by increasing exports or opening a facility overseas to establish an on-the-ground presence in a market which poses new opportunities. 

LDC is an expert in helping supercharge the growth of UK-based businesses internationally having helped companies across all sectors globally.