The business provides country and regional research on the US, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Japan, China, India, Latin America, Emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Emerging Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Capital Economics is one of the leading independent macro-economic research companies in the world.
In October 2014, LDC supported the growth of Capital Economics with a minority investment.
The transaction enables Capital Economics to widen ownership of the shares amongst its staff and to strengthen the management team.
The company is pressing ahead with the development of new products, including dedicated services on India and each of the major commodity types. It will also open further overseas offices and since the investment has already opened offices in the USA and Australia
LDC have professionalised things. We’ve brought in someone from outside – commercial director Bob Dowson – who manages much of the business day-to-day. We’ve introduced a new CRM system, we’ve moved buildings, we’ve opened two new overseas offices, we’ve introduced new products, we’ve rejigged the sales process, I could go on and on. Maybe we would have done a lot of this anyway, but it wouldn’t have come naturally to us. Roger Bootle, Chairman, Capital Economics