LDC celebrates record year in Thames Valley with four award wins

LDC’s Reading office has been recognised at the Thames Valley Deal Awards, taking home four awards on the night after a record year in the region.

The six-strong team was awarded Private Equity House of the Year, having supported some of the region’s most ambitious businesses over the last 12 months. This includes investments in Rush, ByBox and CIPHR, as well as completing the sale of Property Software Group to one of the UK’s fastest growing digital platforms, Zoopla.

LDC’s £37.5m investment in ByBox, the market leading technology company specialising in supply chain solutions, was also named Large Deal of the Year, with the £16m management buyout of leading hair and beauty brand Rush, taking home Mid-Sized Deal of the Year.

It wasn’t just the firm’s deal activity that was recognised either. Investment Director Chris Baker was awarded Young Dealmaker of Year, which recognises exceptional work in the deal making community for those under the age of 35.

Further information about this year’s Thames Valley Deal Awards can be found here: http://thamesvalleydealsawards.co.uk/deals-awards-winners-2017/

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.