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LDC is committed to investing £1.2bn over the next three years to support the growth ambitions of small and mid-sized firms across the UK. Bringing Joseph and Joe on board gives us the added firepower to help us achieve that."

Yann Souillard, Head of LDC in London

“Offering a wealth of specialist sector expertise between them across technology and leisure, as well as a track record in supporting management teams, they will play an important role in strengthening LDC’s offering in London, as well as driving value from within our portfolio.”

Joseph Fison, LDC Investment Director, said: “London remains a global hub for technology and innovation with an abundance of fast growing firms. I am looking forward to working closely with ambitious management teams helping them realise the potential of their businesses and accelerate growth.”

Joe Tager, LDC Investment Director, added, “With a mandate to continue to drive investment in the capital and beyond, it’s a really exciting time to be joining LDC in London. The team has a proven track record of supporting the growth of market-leading businesses, and the focus will now be on identifying the next wave of management teams looking to take their firm to the next level.”

In 2018, the team invested in designer and manufacturer of premium high-performance loudspeaker systems, Martin Audio, vehicle insurance specialists Right Choice Insurance Brokers, global events company FC Business Intelligence and gift designer and wholesaler Paladone. The team also exited its investment in market leading intelligence company PEI Media Group and macro-economic research firm Capital Economics. LDC subsequently completed minority reinvestments in PEI and Capital Economics to continue to support their respective management teams on the next stage of their company’s growth journey.

To date, the LDC London team has supported more than 240 management teams and deployed more than £1.4billion of equity capital across a wide range of sectors, from manufacturing and technology to leisure and travel, enabling ambitious management teams to fulfil their growth potential.