Through its national infrastructure of 19 depots and 297 engineers, it provides 24/7 response and fulfilment services to UK domestic insurers, the commercial sector and direct to consumers. With two thirds of its business coming from the insurance sector, clients include Aviva, LBG and RSA.
Evander is one of the UK’s leading specialists in glazing, locks, doors and windows.
In 2009, LDC completed an £11million investment in the management buy-out of Homeserve Emergency Services (HES) from listed home assistance membership business Homeserve plc.
The company consisted of three trading businesses: Glass and Locks, a market leading emergency response provider of glazing and locks; Chem-Dry, a disaster restoration company for escape of water damage; and Content Services, a validation and replacement product search software solution for content claims.
HES was rebranded as Evander Group.
LDC worked closely with Evander in order to better streamline its service offering, and recognised that the best way to do this was through just one core trading division. In 2010, the business disposed of its Contents Services to Direct Group, followed by Chem-Dry to Ansa/Independent Inspection in 2011.
In 2011 Bridgepoint Development Capital and LDC completed an undisclosed growth capital investment in the business; this was a new investment for Bridgepoint and a secondary funding for LDC as existing shareholders.
In 2016 Evander was acquired by VPS, the vacant property, site security and property services specialists. VPS acquired Evander from Bridgepoint and LDC.