your vision
and ambition

made real

Backing ambition for more than 35 years
Regional expertise across 12 UK locations
Partners with growing UK mid-market businesses
The private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group

You’ve got big ambitions for your business. You’ve already achieved impressive growth, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.

Partner with LDC and we can help you to make it happen.



There’s never been a more important time to support ambition in UK business.

That’s why LDC has £1.2bn to invest in private equity partnerships over the next three years. We are actively looking for management teams with real vision.

We know that mid-market businesses from across the country are key to the UK economy. And we want to back business leaders like you to grow your business, your way.

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2020

The LDC Top 50 – supported by The Telegraph – aims to find and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious business leaders behind growing medium-sized businesses from every sector and region across the UK. Discover the inspiring stories behind this year’s exceptional leaders and find out about the individual award winners.

A committed and successful private equity partner

years of backing
to invest in the next
three years
management teams have
chosen to work with LDC
regional locations
across the UK
of flexible funding available for each company
3 yr
partnership with
The Prince’s Trust

Backing Youth Ambition

In 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 our first year, our Backing Youth Ambition partnership has contributed £431,000 to support more than 650 young entrepreneurs, through donations, volunteering, event attendance and mentoring. Read more
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Paul Thandi CBE
Chief Executive, The NEC Group
“We had a choice of a few people to go with, and what I liked the most about LDC was their approach. First and foremost, it wasn’t the business, it was the management team that they were interested in.”
Tom Joule
Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Joules
“LDC has been an important partner to Joules, supporting the implementation of management’s strategic plan which included significant investment in infrastructure and the retail store portfolio.”
Debbie Bestwick MBE
Founder and CEO, Team17
“We were fortunate because everyone tabled offers for what we wanted, so we chose the best partner. The team really helped me prepare for an IPO. They nurtured me well.”
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