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.
Find out what it’s like to work with us, directly from the business leaders who’ve used private equity to realise their growth ambitions.LDC & ME
A committed and successful private equity partner
chosen to work with LDC
across the UK
for each company
The Prince’s Trust
The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders 2021
The past 18 months have tested UK mid-market businesses like never before. Yet some outstanding leaders have not only survived but thrived in this challenging trading environment. The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders programme is dedicated to celebrating these entrepreneurial individuals.
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.
Recent newsRead more about Recent news Read more
LDC exits SRL Traffic Systems
6 Dec 2021
Aquavista completes strategic acquisition of Castle Marinas
2 Dec 2021
MSQ acquires Elmwood to merge with Holmes & Marchant to respond to brand industry needs
1 Dec 2021
Ask the leader – Jan Steele
30 Nov 2021
Minority investment will help IEG4’s management team to drive scale and growth
26 Nov 2021
LDC hires new Investment Manager
22 Nov 2021