Giacom is a fast-growing specialist cloud services marketplace.

Investment type
  • Management buyout
Exit type
  • Private equity sale
  • Trade sale
Exit date

November 2020

Re-investment date

November 2017

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Our partnership with LDC has been pivotal in our growth journey. With the team’s strategic support and financial backing, we have not only been able to take advantage of increased market demand for cloud services, but continually invest in our offering and recruit the best talent.”

Nick Marshall, Founder

During our partnership, the business also invested in its proprietary technology platform to launch the Giacom Cloud MarketTM, which enables IT consultants to sell and license cloud services more easily and expanded its product portfolio with complementary products such as cybersecurity software BitDefender and hosted voice technology provider TalkTalk Business.

Ongoing support

In November 2017 LDC completed the sale of Giacom to Livingbridge. As part of the deal, LDC reinvested for a minority stake as it continues to support Giacom’s ongoing growth strategy.

2020 saw Giacom recognised in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in its fourth consecutive year. Since LDC’s original investment in 2016 the business has increased turnover from £6.6m to more than £35m.

In November 2020, following a four year partnership, LDC successfully exited its minority shareholding in Giacom to Digital Wholesale Solutions, an independent communications, IT and cloud services provider to the Channel.


Northern Tech Awards Top 100


The Sunday Times Tech Track 100

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Large Company Management Team of the Year

Giacom – BVCA Yorkshire & North East Management Team Awards 2018