For over 40 years, LDC has been the trusted investment partner for ambitious management teams.

Part of Lloyds Banking Group, our experience, scale, and relationship-based approach have helped hundreds of businesses across the UK to grow. In fact, we’ve helped our portfolio companies to grow four times faster than the UK average since 2012.

£4.1bn Invested since 2012.



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Are you or do you know an ambitious business leader?

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders awards, in partnership with The Times, aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.

Nominations are now open for 2024.

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We Understand Your Sector

Thanks to our scale, experience, and success, we have significant experience in helping businesses across all sectors of the UK economy to grow.

Business Services

We Are Where You Are

Our teams live and work right across the UK. By combining local relationships with national scale, we’re able to build trusted relationships from day one.

East Midlands & East of England
North East & Scotland
North West
South West & Wales
West Midlands

Another strong year of investment

Despite the headwinds faced by the UK economy in 2023, we continued to support medium-sized businesses right across the country, through our committed and flexible funding. Last year LDC invested £350m in 14 new businesses and to support the growth of our existing portfolio, including 46 bolt-on acquisitions. We also generated £440m of proceeds from nine exits, representing an average money multiple return of 3.2x.

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Making An Impact, Year After Year

Enabling growth in a single business or even across a year of investments is one thing, but sustaining this long term is a real achievement.

This is the impact we’ve generated since 2012.

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From day one, it was clear that LDC is an investment partner that backs management teams and supports their strategy.”

Janette Martin, CEO, Talos360

Committed to Responsible Investment

As part of Lloyds Banking Group, responsible investing is at the heart of what we do. Our nine-point ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) plan lays out our commitment to a more sustainable and more equitable future.

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