LDC in the Midlands

LDC in the Midlands has been central to the evolution of LDC as the leading regional private equity house in the UK, having backed more than 160 ambitious management teams with over £1.2billion since 1987. 

With offices in both Birmingham and Nottingham, LDC has cemented its position as the leading private equity firm in the region. The team has a commitment to support and partner with ambitious management teams of mid-market businesses across the region, to help them lead, innovate and grow.

LDC’s hugely successful portfolio in the Midlands generates combined revenues more than £2.3billion and employs more than 7,500 people across the region and beyond.


LDC Birmingham

Interchange Place,
Edmund Street,
Birmingham. B3 2TA United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)121 237 6500

LDC Nottingham

Butt Dyke House,
33 Park Row,
Nottingham. NG1 6EE United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)115 947 1280

Midlands Team

LDC in the Midlands Portfolio

Our Midlands Team has backed more than 160 ambitious management teams across a diverse range of sectors.

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LDC in the Midlands has been central to the evolution of LDC as the leading regional private equity house in the UK, having backed more than 160 ambitious management teams since 1987.

With £1.2billion to invest over the next three years in UK businesses and with Lloyds Banking Group as LDC’s sole funder we continue to invest through the cycle and can ensure patience, stability and certainty of capital.

Precision Micro
In 2018 LDC backed the £22.5m MBO of Precision Micro, Europe’s market-leading photo-chemical etching company, from Meggitt plc. LDC has invested £13m of equity for a significant stake in the company.
Stuart Turner
LDC backed the MBO of Stuart Turner in 2017. The business, which was founded in 1906, is now embarking on the next stage of its growth journey including accelerating its buy and build strategy and international expansion.
Blue Bay Travel
In January 2018 LDC portfolio company Blue Bay Travel announced a 71% increase in year-on-year sales. The Stoke-based online travel agency also secured a record number of bookings made in a single day, week and month.
Following the MBO of, ENSEK, in October 2017, the software provider to the energy sector has increased investment into new products and won new customers including a collaboration with Centrica on a new solution for SME energy suppliers.
In 2017 LDC exited its investment in speciality gas and chemicals business, A-Gas, to global investment firm, KKR. Between 2011 and 2016, the business completed six acquisitions, grew revenues 79% and profits (EBITDA) 103%.
TOP 50
The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders
This year, supported by The Telegraph, we will uncover and celebrate 50 of the UK’s most inspirational business leaders. Visit www.ldc.co.uk/ldc-top-50 to make a nomination and help shine a light on our nation’s most ambitious leaders.
In 2017 LDC’s team in the Midlands was recognised for an outstanding year at the Midlands Dealmaker Awards, with the team picking up a trio of awards including ‘Funder of the Year’, in recognition of a stellar 12 months.
In 2017 LDC completed the sale of ATCORE Group generating a money multiple return of over 3x. During the partnership LDC supported the business in new product launches, an acquisition and entry to new markets.
Forest Holidays
In December 2017, after a five-year partnership, LDC completed the sale of Forest Holidays. As part of the transaction, LDC reinvested for a minority stake, alongside the Forestry Commission, the management team and new investor.
Addo Food Group
Addo Food Group, the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer, has achieved exceptional growth following an investment from LDC in April 2017. One year on, the business has announced sales have reached more than £270m.

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