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As the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group we’re able to put management teams at the centre of what we do. By offering patient, long term support, we help them to fulfil their growth ambitions and build great businesses, their way.

We’ll help you get there, your way

We partner with ambitious management teams, providing the right balance of challenge and support alongside flexible growth capital as either minority or majority shareholders. Our team of Value Creation Partners can help you to make your businesses more efficient and agile – delivering measurable commercial outcomes to support future business growth.

Over 650 management teams from diverse sectors of the economy and regions across the UK have chosen LDC’s award-winning approach over the past 40 years, including Fever-Tree, Joules, Team17 and Microlease. And we continue to invest in times of uncertainty. We are accelerating our investment activity from 2022, with a pledge to back at least 100 new mid-market companies over the next five years.

If you lead a UK-based mid-market business with a clear and ambitious growth strategy, we’ll help you get to where you want to be. Read about what it’s like to partner with LDC here.

Award-winning private equity

LDC has a proven track-record when it comes to helping companies achieve their business ambitions. As a result, our teams, transactions and the achievements of our portfolio companies are often recognised by regional and national award programmes.

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We understand your sector

With 90 companies from every sector of the UK economy in our portfolio, we know an ambitious business leader when we meet one. We back the best business leaders, no matter what sector they work in.

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We are where you are

You can’t understand UK business without understanding the local communities they operate in. Our team are based across 12 key locations, so we have a different perspective than other private equity firms.

Committed to responsible investment

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming a more important as employees, customers and investors demand a greater balance between profit and impact.

As part of Lloyds Banking Group, sustainability and inclusion have been part of our DNA for 40 years, and we are committed to continuous improvement across our business and our portfolio companies.

Like our partnership with Sigmat which helped their customers to reduce carbon by 20%, or supporting Texthelp in its mission to transform the way people with disabilities learn, work and live.

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Giving something back

We support the communities we work in. It’s why we’re Backing Youth Ambition in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. And it’s why we have raised more than £2.6m for local charities like Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Camp Mohawk.

Helping you make your business the best it can be

The backing of a private equity partner isn’t just about funding, it’s about bringing energy, focus and relevant experience to complement your team.

It’s about making connections across LDC’s 90-strong portfolio and with our parent company, Lloyds Banking Group.

LDC’s Value Creation Partners could help you to identify priority pressure points and growth opportunities – so you can make improvements in areas from IT to sales and marketing or cash collections and working capital.

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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.

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Join the team

If you’re interested in helping ambitious management teams to build better businesses, we’d love to talk about your next career move and the opportunities available at LDC. Email careers@ldc.co.uk to find out more.