Bifold is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of instrument valves and pumps to the oil and gas sector.

Investment type
  • Secondary buyout
Exit type
  • Trade sale
Exit date

August 2015

Exit value


The Team
LDC Team
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Through our partnership with LDC, we have built a business that can compete globally with the best in the market.”

Gary Jacobson, CEO

During our partnership, Bifold moved into new state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft manufacturing facilities in Oldham, Greater Manchester, to increase capacity and its technical capabilities. It also completed the acquisition of Orange Instruments, which offered the business access to a range of specialist control system products.

Globally competitive

In August 2015, LDC exited its investment in Bifold Group to Rotork plc, a FTSE 250 company in a £125m deal, delivering a 2.4x money return for LDC.