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.

Backing

Ambition

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.

Top 50 2020

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders, supported by The Telegraph, aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious business leaders who inspire success.

Now in its third year and part of our broader Backing Business Ambition programme, it’s designed to shine a light on the leaders of UK medium sized businesses. Nominations are now open for 2020.

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A committed and successful private equity partner

>35
years of backing
ambition
£1.2bn
to invest in the next
three years
600
management teams have
chosen to work with LDC
12
regional locations
across the UK
£100m
of flexible funding available for each company
3 year
partnership with
The Prince’s Trust

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders – supported by The Telegraph – aims to find and celebrate the UK’s most ambitious business leaders who inspire success.

It shines a light on the unsung heroes behind growing medium sized businesses from every sector and region of the UK economy.

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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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