Lead Forensics

Ambitious partnerships

Find out what it’s like to partner with us, directly from the business leaders who’ve used private equity to realise their growth ambitions.

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From the beginning LDC made it clear to us that they wanted to back a management team and allow that team to run the business. They were true to their word.”

Tim Warrillow, Chief Executive



A private equity partnership with LDC is helping MSQ Partners to grow rapidly via acquisitions. In three years, the company has tripled in value.

Four Decades of Ambitious Partnerships

We have backed more than 650 businesses with over £5.5bn of investment since 1981, supporting management teams across the UK to fulfil their growth ambitions and build great businesses. What better way to mark our 40th Anniversary than with the experiences of those business leaders we’ve backed over the decades.

This is a collection of 40 of those partnerships, from the perspective of the business leaders themselves.

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CEO Richard Harden features in The Manufacturer Podcast discussing Stuart Turner’s remarkable growth and offers advice to other SME manufacturers seeking investment.

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Hear from Jan Steele, Founder of Lucid Group on how she grew the healthcare communications agency with a flexible minority investment to acquire and integrate complementary businesses.

In Depth

Putting data at the heart of a growth strategy

Gehan Talwatte is a serial entrepreneur whose obsession with data has helped him turn several businesses into runaway successes including aviation insurance firm Ascend.

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As part of our sponsorship of
The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, LDC’s Zara Lane took part in a webinar on the nature of entrepreneurship in today’s climate alongside three ambitious entrepreneurs.

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CEO Carl Castledine discusses the reasons he chose to partner with LDC, including our deep pockets for flexible funding and the quality of market insight we brought to our collaborative partnership.

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As part our My Ambition series, in partnership with Management Today, three business leaders joined a panel discussion, chaired by Management Today’s editor in chief Robert Jeffery, to discuss their experience of growing a business from a mid-sized firm to a multinational business.

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We put management teams at the centre of what we do, backing their ambition as they continue to lead their business. Their journeys in their words.

Business growth partnerships

As featured in The Telegraph, Rebecca Burn-Callander speaks to business leaders about their business growth journeys.

Backing Ambition

LDC’s Corporate Ambassador Mark Beaumont has become a household name through documentaries about ultra-endurance and best-selling sports books. Having smashed the circumnavigation of the world by bike World Record twice, we are proud to have supported his global ambitions for over a decade.

Mark hosts a series of events for LDC each year.
Get in touch if you’d like to join us.

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Deborah Bolton, CEO
Addo Food Group
“LDC has been a great supporter of our group and their investment and backing has been shown in the growth we have seen under their tenure.”
Andrew Gilbert, CEO
“The financial backing and strategic guidance we have received from LDC over the past three and a half years has been fundamental to our success and growth.”
Matthew Jenkins, CEO
“LDC backed the leadership team here at Mitrefinch to deliver on our growth plans, and it’s been great to have them in our corner.”
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Q&A with the leaders

LDC-backed business leaders share their experience of what a private equity partnership with LDC was like, how it helped them realise their ambitions and develop, both professionally and personally.