Buying for the future.

LDC has backed more than 75 ambitious management teams in the retail and consumer sector across the UK, investing more than £600million of equity over the last 35 years.

The retail and consumer market continues to deliver some of LDC’s most exciting and high profile investments to date. The scale, diversity and pace of the industry is unique and holds its own challenges and opportunities; from driving e-commerce to expanding internationally.

We have a number of seasoned retail and consumer professionals on our team who have experience of working on both sides of the investment. This adds to our rich track-record in the sector, with our current and past portfolio including many well-known brands such as Seabrook Crisps, Rush Hair & Beauty, Joules, Fever-Tree, ghd, Card Factory and St Tropez.

LDC is committed to supporting management teams to continue to succeed and grow in this integral part of the British economy.

Recent Retail & Consumer Transactions

  • The Duncan & Todd Group Logo

    The Duncan & Todd Group

    The Duncan & Todd Group is the leading optical provider in Scotland.
    Retail & Consumer
    Deal Type
    Secondary Buyout
    Deal Size
    Less than £20m
    Entry Date
  • ZyroFisher Logo


    ZyroFisher is the leading cycling parts and accessories distributor.
    Retail & Consumer
    Exit Type
    Private Equity
    Exit Size
    £60m to £80m
    Re-Investment Date
    Re-Investment Size
    Less than £25m