LDC in the North West

Since launching in the North West in 2000, LDC has been at the forefront of the region’s private equity market having invested more than £725million to support 60 of the North West’s most ambitious management teams.

Our commitment to delivering value has enabled us to generate proceeds of more than £320million between 2015 and 2017, and we have built some of the country’s fastest growing companies across diverse sectors ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and technology.

The impact on the economy is tangible – our North West portfolio has collective revenues in excess of £335million and supports 2,800 jobs. Based at 82 King Street in the former home of the Bank of England in Manchester, the team is led by Head of the North West Jonathan Bell.

This year, LDC has partnered with the Manchester Evening News to help uncover the region’s most ambitious and successful firms as part of the MEN Business of the Year Awards. This includes sponsoring the Henry Mitchell Prize to celebrate the one business that has made a lasting contribution to the region and has bold ambitions for the future.

The team will be meeting with business leaders in the search to uncover the region’s most ambitious businesses over the next few months and the winners will be announced in November. Read More.

LDC Manchester

82 King Street,
Manchester. M2 4WQ United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)161 831 1720

North West Team

LDC in the North West Portfolio

Our North West team has backed more than 60 management teams across a diverse range of sectors.

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Over the last 18 years, LDC has been at the forefront of the North West’s private equity market having invested £775m to support more than 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams.

We have partnered with these management teams and our local corporate finance partners to help grow some outstanding businesses. We currently have 14 thriving businesses in our portfolio generating a combined annual turnover of £375m.

LDC has pledged £1.2bn to invest in management teams over the next three years, of which a substantial amount is set aside for ambitious North West-based companies.

>£25M
Love Energy
In September 2018 LDC invested more than £25m in Love Energy Savings, a leading energy price comparison specialist, in a secondary buyout of the business to further accelerate organic growth.
6%
ChargePoint Technology
LDC portfolio company ChargePoint Technology announced record financial results alongside plans for further international expansion. The business reported a 6% growth in revenue citing a strong contribution from its US and India businesses.
1977
Lakelovers
In December 2017 LDC backed the management buyout of Lakelovers to help drive the business forward. Founded in 1977, Lakelovers is a property management and lettings agency specialising in premium holiday cottages across the Lake District.
100+
Bee in the City
Charity art trail ‘Bee in the City’ featured USBee, an LDC-sponsored sculpture. Over the summer of 2018 a colony of more than 100 individually-designed bee sculptures appeared across Manchester raising money for We Love MCR Charity.
>£75M
North West Team
LDC celebrated a record year in the North West in 2017. The team in Manchester injected more than £75m into five new investments across a diverse range of sectors and delivered a number of successful exits.
6 MONTHS
Eque2
LDC backed the management buyout of Eque2 in a £16m deal in November 2017. Just six months later the business acquired JNC Construction Software as part of its buy-and-build growth strategy.
£13.9M
Giacom
In November 2017 LDC completed the sale of Giacom, to Livingbridge. During the 18 month partnership Giacom grew headcount by 38% and more than doubled turnover to £13.9m. LDC also reinvested to support future growth.
42%
Mini-Cam
LDC completed the trade sale of Mini-Cam to Halma plc in November 2017. LDC supported the company’s operational expansion in multiple markets, including Australia, Scandinavia and the US to increase international sales to >42% of turnover.
£17.5M
ATG Access
LDC originally backed ATG Access in 2013. The business has achieved significant growth since and in August 2018 announced it had increased turnover by 12% to £17.5m, thanks to the company’s international expansion.
£1.2BN
LDC in the North West
LDC has pledged £1.2bn to invest in management teams over the next three years, of which a substantial amount is set aside for ambitious North West-based companies.

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