For nearly three decades, LDC has been backing forward-thinking businesses in a diverse range of sectors. Here, we look at some of the ways our team is helping to support and drive the long-term growth of two current portfolio companies in Yorkshire and the North East.

The management buyout of global insurance technology specialist SSP was one of Yorkshire’s biggest investment deals in 2015.

 A market leader in the provision of mission critical IT systems and services to the general insurance industry, its services are delivered in 50 countries to over 50,000 users.The business helps organisations use their data to better analyse risks, improve efficiencies across platforms, reduce costs and improve customer experience.

Since our investment, we’ve been working with the management team to drive its organic growth strategy, which led to revenue growth of 10 per cent last year, and supporting further development of its innovative data offering.

Adler and Allan (A&A) has become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of oil and environmental services, offering expertise that includes emergency response, environmental, mechanical, electrical and asset protection services, as well as specialist fuel service capabilities.

Since investing in the secondary buyout of A&A in September 2014, we have worked with its management team to help broaden its services, as well as the geographical area it covers. This has been achieved through a series of small, bolt-on acquisitions, including a recent investment which brought Worcester Electrical Services into its portfolio.

Watch a Video Interview with Mark Calvert, Non-Executive of Adler & Allan