BACKING BUSINESS AMBITION
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
The Year Ahead
2021 marked another standout year for LDC, with our teams deploying £400m of investment to support the growth ambitions of new management teams and our portfolio companies.
We backed 19 new management teams, supported our portfolio companies to make 65 acquisitions and exited 18 partnerships.
Looking ahead, we are accelerating our investment activity from 2022, with a pledge to back at least 100 medium-sized businesses over the next five years.
A committed and successful private equity partner
backed over the next 5 years
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 Ambition
Young people interested in business and entrepreneurship are critical to the future of the UK economy, yet the last few years have been more challenging for this generation than any other.
As part of our commitment to tackling some of the most significant social challenges facing the UK, we partnered with The Prince’s Trust in 2019; creating Backing Youth Ambition to help young people to start their own business.
We have so far supported more than 1,600 young entrepreneurs through funding, volunteering and fundraising activities across our regional teams and portfolio companies.
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.
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LDC announces new Regional Heads in the Midlands
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Bramble Foods secures minority investment from LDC
13 Jan 2022
LDC to invest in 100 mid-market businesses over the next five years
11 Jan 2022
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20 Dec 2021
LDC South Team completes more than £500m of transactions in 18 months
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LDC exits SRL Traffic Systems
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