Management buyout

If you want to buy a share in the business you run, private equity can help you gain control through a management buyout (MBO). In the last five years, LDC has supported more mid-market MBOs than any other private equity house in the UK. We take a flexible approach, supporting you with a minority or majority investment.

Secondary buyout

Businesses with existing private equity investment often benefit from the fresh approach of a new investor through a secondary buyout (SBO). You know how private equity works, but you’re not finished. And perhaps you’re looking for a different type of partnership, one with greater flexibility and a longer-term view?

Choosing your next private equity partner

Hear from CEO Carl Castledine on the three reasons why he chose LDC as his next private equity backer including the unique way we are financially structured, the level and pace he could get follow-on funding and our shared passion!

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Development capital

Development capital – also known as growth capital or growth funding – is a capital injection into your business to further growth without a change in ownership. With this type of private equity deal, LDC often partners with business founders or leaders to invest for a minority shareholding, backing you and your team to deliver future growth with confidence.

Corporate carve out

A corporate carve out or disposal via private equity can create a deal structure that suits for all parties – working with the management team to buy the business, remove barriers and take the business forward. In the last three years alone LDC has completed eight corporate carve outs, with a combined value of almost £300m.


To find out more about private equity in general and how it could support your business ambitions, visit our ‘What is Private Equity?’ page or get in touch with one of our teams across the UK.