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Since 2012:

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17 Number of investments
£310m Amount invested
120% Average EBITDA growth of businesses exited
2.5x Average return

LDC is an active supporter of business communities across the North East and Scotland. We established our on-the-ground presence in Scotland in 2008 and opened an office Newcastle in 2020 – becoming the first mid-market private equity business to have a permanent base in the North East.

We’re passionate about the communities we work in – our team all live and work locally. We’re proud to support The Greggs Foundation, a network of school Breakfast Clubs across the North East and Scotland, providing nutritious meals for children who might otherwise go without.



Hear the team at property tech firm iamproperty discuss how their partnership and relationship with LDC enabled transformational growth.

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What really attracted us to LDC was the breadth of sectors they invest into and the relationship we had built with Gareth Marshall. We thank LDC for their guidance, which has supported the business through a very exciting period of growth and development.”

Ben Ridgway, Co-Founder

Meet the Team

We live and work in the region – and build trusted relationships from day one.

Latest News

The latest updates and news from across our region.

Success Stories

Our case studies – how we’ve helped our portfolio companies to grow.

North East & Scotland Team

Latest North East & Scotland News

LDC committed to increasing investment in 2024 after a strong 2023

LDC committed to increasing investment in 2024 after a strong 2023.

LDC invests in Kick ICT to support UK expansion  

LDC, the private equity investor which is part of Lloyds Banking Group, has made a significant investment in Kick ICT, Scotland’s largest independent IT managed service provider, as it accelerates its UK-wide expansion plans.

Aspire expands footprint with acquisition of Cloud Cover IT

Aspire Technology Solutions , one of the UK’s leading Cyber Security and Modern Workplace Managed Service Providers, has announced the acquisition of Cloud Cover IT, a dynamic Managed Service Provider based in Glasgow.

LDC expands its Value Creation Partners team

LDC, a leading private equity investor, has appointed Richard Haynes as VCP Commercial Director, Natasha Fisher as VCP Commercial Manager and Arnie Fuller as VCP Technology Manager, bolstering the support it provides to management teams across its portfolio.

LDC’s annual Charity Quiz raises £185,000

Last night, we held our 16th Charity Quiz and are thrilled to have raised more than £185,000 for eight worthwhile causes. This fundraising amount is also a record in the history of the LDC Charity Quiz and brings the total amount we’ve raised since its inception in 2005 to over £1.8million.

LDC exits iamproperty following transformational growth

LDC, the private equity investor which is part of Lloyds Banking Group, has exited its investment in Newcastle-headquartered iamproperty to Perwyn, in a transaction that marks a 278% increase in the enterprise value of the business.

Get in Touch

We are always happy to meet ambitious business leaders, so contact your local LDC team to start a conversation.


50 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AE

+44 (0)191 235 3000

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Edinburgh (LDC Scotland HQ)

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ

+44 (0)7341 076 564

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