Why LDC?

We have been backing the ambitions of British business since 1981. Through boom and bust, in recession and recovery, our team have supported 600 ambitious management teams and we have the confidence, perspective and expertise to help mid-market businesses across the UK succeed.

  • Most active
    investor in the UK mid-market

  • Portfolio
    companies

  • Experience across
    all sectors & deal types

  • Strong appetite
    to support buy & build

  • Actively supporting
    & adding value to our investments

LDC bags dual success at Thames Valley Dealmakers
LDC’s South team won two awards at the Thames Valley Dealmakers Awards, being named Private Equity House of the Year and winning Large Deal of the Year for the team’s successful exit of ByBox.
LDC invests in leading Early Careers recruitment technology firm Amberjack
LDC has invested £17.6million of equity to support a management buyout and accelerate the business’s growth strategy.
LDC backs IT specialist Littlefish
Littlefish has secured a minority investment from LDC. The investment will support the management team at Littlefish to accelerate the company’s organic growth strategy.
LDC exits CMS Window Systems
LDC has completed the sale of CMS, a leading Scottish company that designs, manufactures and installs PVCu and aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems, to Maven Capital Partners.
LDC bolsters London team with senior hires
LDC has strengthened its London team with the appointment of two new investment directors with Joseph Fison and Joe Tager joining the 11-strong team.
LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2019
LDC has been backing business leaders for more than 35 years and our Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders initiative is back in 2019!
LDC invests £437m in 23 UK firms in record year
LDC invested £437million of equity last year in 23 new deals, a record total for the business, driven by continuing demand for private equity from the UK’s medium-sized businesses.

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Ambitious Partnerships

LDC is different from other private equity houses. Our proven success in helping so many management teams grow their businesses over the last 35 years is truly unique.

“LDC are insightful and supportive investors who have worked closely with the ByBox team to formulate and execute a successful strategy."

Stuart Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, ByBox

Team17

LDC originally invested £16.5m in global games label Team17 in 2016 to support the company’s international expansion and product development. Revenues increased significantly by 119% and EBITDA by 111%.

In May 2018 Team17 completed a £217m listing on London’s AIM market.

LDC’s partnership has helped Away Resorts become one of the UK’s leading holiday park operators, from initial investment to follow on funding to support acquisitions and organic developments.

Seabrook

Jon Wood, the Commercial Director of Seabrook Crisps, explains the company’s growth journey from a family fish-and-chip shop to an exporter of snacks as far afield as Dubai and China.