LDC in the North West

Since launching in the North West in 2000, LDC has led the region’s private equity market having invested over £725million to support more than 55 of the North West’s most ambitious management teams.

Our commitment to delivering value has enabled us to generate exit proceeds of £285million for shareholders between 2014 and 2016, 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 £400million and supports over 3,000 jobs. Based at 82 King Street in the former home of the Bank of England in Manchester, the eight-strong LDC team in the North West is led by Jonathan Bell.

LDC in 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 50 management teams across a diverse range of sectors.

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Over the last seventeen years, LDC has been at the forefront of the North West's private equity market having invested £725m to support 55 of the region's most ambitious management teams.

We have partnered with these management teams and our local corporate finance partners to evolve and grow some outstanding businesses. We currently have 13 thriving businesses in our portfolio generating a turnover of almost £400m.

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.

Hill Biscuits
In April 2017 we backed the management buyout of historic Hill Biscuits as the 150-year-old business plans to kick-start a multi-million-pound capital investment programme to expand production capacity and develop new products.
In January 2017 we backed the management buyout at Fishawack, the specialist provider of scientific communications services to the pharmaceutical industry, in a deal that valued the business at £38m.
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.
ChargePoint Technology
In January 2017 we backed a multimillion-pound investment in ChargePoint Technology, in a move to accelerate its international expansion. ChargePoint's patented technology is used by the top 50 global pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Exit Proceeds
Our Manchester office generated more than £285m of exit proceeds between 2014 and 2016, having successfully exited investments in Synexus, Waterfall and New World Trading Company.
North West Team
We have recently strengthened the team with two senior hires, Guy Bagshaw and John Clarke, this takes our team to eight strong - making ours one of the largest private equity investment teams in the North West.
In the last twelve months, LDC portfolio company Mini-Cam has experienced 40% revenue growth. This follows investment in its manufacturing facilities, innovative product launches and expansion into new overseas markets.
In 2016 Seabrook began exporting and secured export deals in the UAE, India, France and Spain. In July 2017 the business secured an export deal with the 470 Aldi stores in Australia.
Just six months after our initial investment in Fishawack, the business acquired US-based Carling Group of Companies. Carling employs 100 people and specialises in fullservice marketing, advertising and physician communications.
LDC portfolio company Giacom, a cloud IT and communications solutions provider, continues to capitalise on the increasing demand for cloud-based solutions among SMEs and is on track to double revenues in 2017.

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