Backing The UK's Most Ambitious Technology Companies

The technology industry is constantly evolving, and is currently growing 32% faster than the rest of the national economy, accounting for 1.56million jobs across the UK.

We recognise the escalating opportunities for growth in this sector and have a proven track record in technology spanning the market, from software, data centres, to ISPs, MSPs, as well as supporting the digitisation of businesses.

To date, LDC has invested more than £800m into 100 technology, media and telecommunications firms, and our current TMT sector portfolio collectively employs over 3,000 people across the UK.

LDC is committed to support the growth of technology businesses, whether it’s through buy and build, organic growth, international expansion, or driving operational improvement. Indeed, in the last month we have completed investments in Magicard, Giacom and CIPHR and in April we sold The Property Software Group to Zoopla.

Many technology companies are growing with private equity support, and if you’d like to further explore the transformative impact it can have on your business, please get in touch 


LDC’s equity investment in over 100 technology, media and telecommunications firms

35 years

LDC’s investment experience making us the perfect partner to deliver success


The amount LDC has committed to invest in the UK mid-market in the next three years.

Meet Clifford Thames, an LDC portfolio company that provides an expanding portfolio of web-based platforms to help deliver efficiency and cost savings throughout the automotive industry.

Since LDC's investment in May 2014, ATCORE has further established itself as one of the market leading technology providers in the global travel sector. The business has grown strongly through a combination of organic growth, acquisition and operational improvement.

More from our Tech Portfolio

In May 2016,
LDC backed the £22m management buyout of global ID cards business, Magicard, from listed defence and security group Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. 

LDC backed the management buyout of Hull-based Giacom World Networks, the fast-growing cloud IT and communications solutions provider.

LDC backed the management buyout of HR management software specialist CIPHR, supporting the continued revenue growth from its SaaS platform.

In May 2016, LDC sold the Property Software Group, the UK’s market-leading provider of software solutions to property professionals, to Zoopla Property Group Plc for £75million

Since investing in Node4, the UK’s leading regional data centre, managed IT and communications specialist, in August 2013, it has completed three acquisitions.

In August 2015, LDC took a significant minority stake in Centiq, a leading IT services and software provider. The development capital is enabling the continued growth of the business.

In March 2015, LDC backed the £207million management buy-out of SSP to further support domestic and international growth. This was LDC's second investment in SSP.

Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  
  2. LDC backs ambitious management teams from UK-based medium sized companies seeking up to £100m of investment to fund management buyouts or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure, Support Services, Construction & Property and Financial Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network with locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading.