What do private equity firms do?

The role of private equity is to work in partnership with businesses to build scale and value. LDC takes a management-focused approach, supporting those leading an organisation and backing their knowledge, expertise and ambitions.

Together, they can supercharge the growth of the business, whether that be through organic growth, acquisitions or international expansion.

To achieve this, a private equity investor’s involvement in a business backdates the completion of the deal. Prior to investment, private equity partners will spend time with management teams to get to know them and to understand exactly how their business ticks.

This period helps investors to formulate a deal structure and develop a clear vision for the business to help it achieve its mid-to-long term goals. With this in place, from the point of investment they can hit the ground running with a clear growth strategy mapped out for the business.

Working with private equity firms helps to bring additional value, like non-executive directors joining the board of a business. Working with some of the country’s most ambitious businesses, LDC’s network of non-executives brings critical expertise to the businesses they join, supporting and strengthening the boards and creating significant shareholder value.

We also call on our non-executive network to recommend ambitious management teams for LDC to back, as well as to help us assess potential investment opportunities.