LDC in the South West & Wales

LDC launched in the South West in 2008 to back established and growing businesses across the seven counties, whether through development capital for buy and build strategies or to support a management buyout.

In 2016 LDC extended its geographical footprint further with the launch of a Cardiff office, to provide the only on-the-ground presence of a mid-market private equity firm in Wales.

The team has invested more than £125million to support the growth and progression of businesses across the South West and Wales, and maintains a strong relationship with the local corporate finance community to provide support to businesses from any sector.

LDC’s South West and Wales team was recognised at the 2017 Insider South West Dealmaker awards, taking home a trio of awards including ‘Private Equity House of the Year’.

LDC Bristol

3 Temple Quay,
Bristol. BS1 6DZ United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)117 360 1970

LDC Cardiff

Temple Court,
13a Cathedral Road,
Cardiff. CF11 9HA United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)2920 786 623

South West & Wales Team

LDC in the South West & Wales Portfolio

Our South West & Wales team has backed management teams across a diverse range of sectors.

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LDC has a presence in both Bristol and Cardiff, and nine years heritage of backing management teams in the South West and Wales.

We have £1.2billion to invest in management teams across the UK over the next three years, evidence of our commitment to help British businesses prosper.

LDC in the South West and Wales
LDC's experienced team in the South West and Wales is led by Director Alistair Pendleton and supported by Dewi Hughes, Pete Latham and Simon Hemley. With a nine year heritage in the region, LDC has offices in Bristol and Cardiff.
Twofour Group
LDC invested in and worked closely with the management team of Cardiff-based television production company Twofour to support its organic growth. The business was sold to ITV Studios, the UK’s largest production company in a £55million transaction.
LDC backed the management buyout of ADEY, the industry leading manufacturer of magnetic filters for central heating systems, in 2016. Installed in more than three million homes throughout the UK, ADEY plans to expand into Europe, the US and China.
Ministry of Cake
In 2016, LDC exited its investment in Ministry of Cake in a sale to French counterpart Mademoiselle Desserts. During LDC's tenure, export sales increased by 10% and the number of employees grew from 300 to 400.
LDC in Wales
LDC opened its office in Cardiff in 2016. Led by experienced Welsh dealmaker, Dewi Hughes, LDC is the only mid-market private equity firm with a presence on-the-ground in Wales.
Since LDC's original investment in A-Gas, LDC has supported its international expansion strategy with six acquisitions in Australia and the US. The most recent was US-based Rapid Recovery which increased A-Gas' turnover to £100million+.
Vista Retail Support

In 2017 Cardiff-headquartered Vista Retail Support secured a £14m investment from LDC to accelerate its growth and fund new acquisitions. The deal values the business at almost £30m. 

Backing Business Ambition
LDC has pledged to invest £1.2billion over the next three years. A clear signal of our commitment to Britain's ambitious business entrepreneurs, owners and managers, and our confidence in their visions for growth.
LDC backed the management buyout of Magicard, a leading manufacturer of ID card printers and software, from its parent company, Ultra Electronics Holdings plc in 2016. Magicard has revenues of £21million and customers in over 100 countries.
Children in Need
In 2016, over 90 people from the Cardiff local business community attended LDC's Charity Quiz, raising over £13,000 for Children in Need to support disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

Contact the South West & Wales Team

If you want more details on how LDC can make a difference to your business or would like to get in touch with one of our team, you'll find all our criteria and contact details right here.