LDC in Yorkshire & the North East

LDC opened its doors in Yorkshire and the North East in 1989 and since then has invested more than £475million of equity to support more than 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams.

LDC’s portfolio spans sectors as diverse as retail and distribution through to technology, healthcare and support services. Collectively, the regional portfolio generates £465million in revenues and supports more than 5,100 jobs.

We are committed to supporting investment across the region and work alongside active business communities from Leeds to Sheffield and Hull, and right across Tyne & Wear and Teesside.

The award-winning team, based in both Leeds and Newcastle, is led by Director and Head of Yorkshire & the North East John Garner.


LDC Leeds

1 City Square,
Leeds. LS1 2ES United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)113 235 5050

LDC Newcastle

102 Grey Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne. NE99 1SL United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)7880 788 946

Yorkshire & North East Team

LDC in Yorkshire & the North East Portfolio

Our Yorkshire & North East team has backed more than 60 ambitious management teams across a diverse range of sectors.

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LDC opened its doors in Yorkshire and North East in 1989 and since then has invested more than £475million of equity to support 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams.

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.

LDC backed the MBO of Pelsis, the leading European manufacturer of branded pest control products in 2017. The business supplies customers in 80+ countries and employs 270+ people worldwide.
LDC’s Yorkshire & North East team was recognised for its outstanding year at the Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards in 2017, taking home a trio of awards including the ‘National/International Deal of the Year’ for the MBO of Pelsis.
LDC completed the sale of ZyroFisher, the leading cycling parts and accessories distributor, to Palatine Private Equity in 2017, following an 18-month partnership. LDC has reinvested to continue to support the firm’s expansion.
Team17, the Yorkshire-based games developer, has been listed in the 2018 Sunday Times SME Export Track 100, after delivering exceptional international growth with an increase of more than 40% in international sales over the past two years.
Patrick Parsons
LDC backed multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons with a development capital investment to support the firm’s UK expansion strategy. Since 2007, the business has increased turnover from £1m to £18m in 2017.
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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.
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2017 saw LDC strengthen its 7-strong Yorkshire and North East investment team with the appointment of senior corporate finance specialist, Gareth Marshall, as an Investment Director.
Insurance law firm Keoghs, which has been backed by LDC since 2012, acquired Hill Dickinson’s Insurance Business Group. The deal will see 400 employees transferred into Keoghs and the business will establish a presence in Liverpool for the first time.
Yorkshire crisp brand Seabrook has secured a new contract to supply Aldi’s 470 stores in Australia. Seabrook began exporting after LDC backed the MBO in 2015 and has since secured export deals in the UAE, France and Spain.
Debbie Bestwick MBE
LDC-backed Team17’s CEO Debbie Bestwick MBE was awarded the National EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Disruptor category) in 2017. Team17 was also awarded Growth Management Team of the Year at the BVCA Awards in Yorkshire and the North East.

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