Festival of Business, November 7th, The Brewery, London

Wall of Ambition

At LDC we have been partnering with ambitious management teams for more than 35 years, helping them to grow their business and increase shareholder value.

While our work with each business is different, there is always one constant - an approach that champions ambition and partnership. We recognise that this underpins success and places ambition at the heart of everything we do.

Whether it’s about exploring overseas markets, scaling the business through acquisitions or innovating to develop a new product or service, we stand ready to help management teams fulfil their potential.

Backing Ambition
The growth of Rush Hair & Beauty was supercharged thanks to a £16m investment from LDC to support a national roll-out with salon numbers set to grow from 91 to 150 over the next three years.

ZyroFisher’s Altura & Panaracer brands supported LDC Ambassador Mark Beaumont on his 78-day record-breaking around the world trip, providing high performance clothing and tyres to keep Mark comfortable and on the move!

No. 1
Debbie Bestwick MBE, CEO of Team17, was named a 2017 EY UK ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Disruptor category for building one of the UK’s most innovative and successful video gaming labels.
Following LDC’s investment in 2016, tech and supply chain innovator, ByBox invests £3m a year in R&D. It has just launched a new local delivery service, which now represents 5% of the company’s £70m turnover.
Iconic crisp brand Seabrook progressed international sales opportunities with the brand entering new markets in the Middle East, Europe, India and most recently Australia through a contract to supply Aldi’s 470 store network.
In 2017, market-leading shower designer and manufacturer launched the next generation of smart showers - Aqualisa Q™. Aqualisa’s commitment to R&D has also seen the company receive the Queens Award for Enterprise.
Away Resorts
Holiday park operator Away Resorts expanded its footprint with two strategic acquisitions creating a six-strong portfolio valued at £100m. The business has also commenced a £17m refurbishment and expansion project across its sites.
No. 27
ChargePoint Technology
Market-leading containment valve manufacturer ChargePoint Technology was recognised for exceptional growth in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 recording profits of £3.4m, driven by an expanding customer base and increased sales.
Fever Tree
Premium tonic water and mixers brand Fever-Tree floated on London’s AIM market at £154.4m. This followed an 18 month partnership with LDC which saw the brand introduce new products expand internationally and improve operations.
In just two years and with LDC investment, premium retailer Joules increased international revenues by 198% to £10.6m, underpinned by investments in the group’s infrastructure including supply chain, IT, international sales support offices and people.