More efficient, more agile
The backing of a private equity partner isn’t just about funding. It’s about working in partnership with management teams to provide the kind of expertise and guidance that can help you deliver on your vision.
LDC’s Value Creation Partners could help you make your businesses more efficient and agile – delivering measurable commercial outcomes to support future business growth.
An experienced partner
Between them, LDC’s Value Creation Partners have spent more than 100 years as board-level operational, technology and commercial executives at some of the UK’s leading businesses – including McDonald’s, Aon and Jaguar Land Rover.
Strategies to help
Through their deep functional and sector experience, you can access their support to identify pressure points and growth opportunities – so you can make improvements in areas from IT to sales and marketing or cash collections and working capital.
Growth Acceleration: Digital
We provide industry-leading insights and experience to support management teams looking to digitally transform their business.
Our Value Creation Partners can help management teams to optimise their business’ digital presence, enhance customer acquisition and experience, or open up new sales channels via their existing e-commerce presence or via third-party websites and marketplaces.
Growth Acceleration: Traditional channels
We can work with management teams to improve sales effectiveness, pricing, product commercialisation, operationalising cross-sell, operationalising cross-sell, customer acquisition and customer retention.
Our Value Creation Partners can review existing sales systems and support with the implementation of new approaches leveraging their “Growth in a Box” toolkit.
We also support our portfolio’s international expansion through sales strategies in new geographies, and can help with the recruitment, training and mentoring of sales directors.
We have specialist experience in manufacturing and production support, helping management teams across LDC’s portfolio to develop and implement operational improvement strategies.
Our Value Creation Partners can conduct a comprehensive review of sites to cost effectively improve efficiencies. This includes manufacturing diagnostics, rollouts, capacity analysis and production planning processes, along with performance management, workforce efficiency and downtime reduction.
Procurement and supply chain improvements can be significant drivers for business growth, delivering on-average 2-5% impact across all spend without compromising quality or service.
Our Value Creation Partners can support rapid diagnostics, identify key opportunities and develop a delivery plan.
We help management teams to accelerate results through advising on approach and strategy, providing access to leading tools such as eAuctions, supporting negotiations and engaging a network of experts.
Business strategy and execution
Whether you’re looking to grow through acquisition or carve out of a business from a larger group, our Value Creation Partners can support with the planning, cost and synergy modelling and delivery, guiding management teams through every step of the process to ensure the transaction goes smoothly.
Our business strategy experts have deep experience working with mid-market businesses and large FTSE 250 firms and can advise management teams on increasing scale and driving efficiencies.
Technological developments can provide crucial efficiency improvements and important safeguarding for online security.
Our Value Creation Partners can advise on cybersecurity and data services including audits and penetration tests.
The team can advise on optimising existing IT infrastructure as well as provide guidance and support the implementation of a variety of digital systems to improve operations and streamline processes including enterprise resource planning and warehouse management.
“The work by LDC’s Value Creation Partners has been excellent. You have given us a great foundation to re-launch our pricing strategy.”
Chief Executive, FCBI
“The Value Creation Partners’ assistance has been invaluable. Progressing analysis and recommendations at the pace we wanted would have been extremely challenging without their involvement.”
CEO, MSQ Partners
“The VCP team have been great at identifying opportunities across the portfolio where we might be well positioned to help other LDC companies and then making appropriate introductions.”