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.

In 2018 LDC’s South West & Wales team collected a trio of successes at the  South West Dealmakers Awards as it was named 'Private Equity House of the Year'. The judges praised the team as the ‘most consistent’ equity funder in the South West.

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 a ten year 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 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, Simon Hemley and Dafydd Pugh. With a ten year heritage in the region, LDC has offices in Bristol and Cardiff.
In 2017 LDC exited its investment in Bristol-based 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.
Vista Retail Support
Cardiff-based Vista, a leading independent IT services company, secured a £14m investment from LDC in 2017 to accelerate its growth, fund acquisitions and expand into new sectors.
LDC portfolio company, ADEY, has been awarded a third Queen’s Awards for its work in maintaining and protecting central heating systems. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade celebrates ADEY’s outstanding growth in overseas markets.
LDC’s South West & Wales team was recognised at the South West Dealmaker awards, taking home a trio of awards including ‘Private Equity House of the Year’ and ‘Deal of the Year’.
Amberon, one of the UK’s leading providers of traffic management services, secured a £25m funding package from LDC and HSBC in 2017 to back the management buyout of the business and fund further expansion.
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.
Mark Beaumont
World renowned adventurer Mark Beaumont has been LDC’s corporate ambassador for ten years. In September 2017, Mark broke world records in becoming the fastest person to cycle around the world completing this in just 78 days.
Steps to investment readiness
Having backed more than 600 management teams over 35 years, we know every business is unique. And while the best route to take will differ from firm-to-firm, we have identified five key steps to consider as you prepare for investment.

Contact the South West & Wales Team

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