Backing the optimism of firms across Yorkshire and the North East

We are committed to supporting ambitious management teams across Yorkshire & the North East. We work closely with active business communities from Leeds to Sheffield and Hull, and right across Tyne & Wear and Teesside.

LDC opened its doors in the region in 1989 and has since invested over £570million to support more than 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams.

Our portfolio spans sectors as diverse as retail and construction through to technology, healthcare and support services. Collectively, the regional portfolio generates more than £400million in revenues and supports more than 5,000 jobs.

The team is currently supporting the buy & build strategies of a number of its portfolio companies, including specialist lettings agents Linley & Simpson where the team completed five acquisitions in the first five months of our partnership and pest control business Pelsis which expanded in 2018 following its acquisition of US-based Curtis Gilmore.

Last year, our award-winning team invested more than £100million across five transactions. And in 2019, LDC is committed to investing £200million across the North.

With locations in both Leeds and Newcastle, the team is led by John Garner, Head of Yorkshire & the North East.

  • View Yorkshire & North East View - a round-up of LDC’s investment activity and portfolio successes during the past 12 months, as well as business insight from across the region.
  • Learn more about our support for The Yorkshire Post Business Excellence Awards
  • Take a look at this recent interview with Zara Lane in The Journal to read more about how Private Equity can help you
  • Leeds

    1 City Square
    Leeds LS1 2ES United Kingdom
    T: +44 (0)113 235 5050
  • Newcastle

    102 Grey Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1SL United Kingdom
    T: +44 (0)7880 788 946

Meet the team

Talk to our regional experts about your business ambition