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WELCOME FROM JOHN GARNER

The region has long enjoyed a reputation as a hub of innovation and ambition. From manufacturing, healthcare and business services to construction and consumer brands, we see an abundance of ambitious, small and mid-sized businesses focused on growth. It is this diversity and positivity that will help the region’s businesses thrive in the face of any uncertainty.

From our investments in games developer Team17, building systems specialist PAW Holdings and cycling parts and accessories distributor ZyroFisher, we backed the growth ambitions of some of the region’s most exciting businesses in 2016. 

Indeed, 2016 was our most active year since opening the Leeds office in 1989, something which saw us pick up Private Equity Team of the Year and Deal of the Year for ZyroFisher at the Insider Dealmaker Awards. LDC’s national pledge to invest a further £1.2billion over the next three years is a clear signal of our commitment, and an important message of confidence in Britain’s business entrepreneurs, owners and managers, and their visions for growth. 

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