BACKING BUSINESS AMBITION
This year marks LDC’s 40th in business. Since 1981, we’ve supported over 650 management teams and invested more than £5.5bn in mid-sized businesses.
And in 2021, we remain just as keen to support ambitious management teams across every region and sector of the UK economy.Why LDC?
for 40 years
We are sharing inspirational stories from our current and past portfolio company leaders to mark 40 years of backing ambitious mid-market businesses across the UK.
A committed and successful private equity partner
chosen to work with LDC
across the UK
for each company
The Prince’s Trust
Our mid-year updateIn the first half of this year, we have provided £180m of investment to back eight new management teams and to support our portfolio companies.
We’ve also provided follow-on funding to strengthen our portfolio and support 36 strategic acquisitions and the businesses exited, on average more than doubled revenues and grew their employee numbers by nearly 90% during their partnership with LDC.
We remain as committed as ever to help UK mid-market businesses to grow with £1.2billion to invest over the next three years.
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Meet the team
Our award-winning team is committed to backing ambitious management teams right across the UK.
With in-depth experience, we support and add value to growing businesses through partnership.
Backing Youth AmbitionIn 2019 LDC partnered with The Prince’s Trust to support over 1,200 young entrepreneurs across the UK over the next three years.
Backing Youth Ambition aims to help young people explore and launch their own businesses through start-up grants and additional funding for The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise Programme.
In the first two years, our partnership has contributed £825,000 to support more than 1,300 young entrepreneurs, through donations, volunteering, event attendance and mentoring. Backing Youth Ambition : Discover more Discover more
Meet Tracy Lewis
LDC invested in Eveden in 2006 to support Tracy’s international growth strategy. During a six-year partnership we helped the business to rollout its key brands into the US, Europe and Asia, employ more than 200 new staff and complete a strategic acquisition in France.
Meet entrepreneur Martin McKay
As featured in Management Today and inews, meet Martin McKay the entrepreneur behind the international success story Texthelp.
Discover Martin’s journey from being supported by The Prince’s Trust to becoming a global CEO.
Realising ambition at Lucid
Hear from Jan Steele, Founder of Lucid Group on how she grew the healthcare communications agency with a flexible minority investment to acquire and integrate complementary businesses.
Stuart Turner – a growth success story
CEO Richard Harden features in The Manufacturer Podcast discussing Stuart Turner’s remarkable growth and offers advice to other SME manufacturers seeking investment.