Mini-Cam is a leading manufacturer and distributor of pipeline inspection systems.

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

November 2017

Exit value


The Team
LDC Team
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The strategic support and financial backing we’ve received from LDC throughout our partnership has helped us grow the business, both at home and overseas.”

Nigel Wilson, Managing Director

International presence

During the partnership, Mini-Cam grew into a truly international business, expanding into new markets such as Australia, Scandinavia and the US.

When we exited the business in 2017, international sales account for more than 42 per cent of turnover, up from 31 per cent in 2015, and the business exported to customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Major sale

Our exit came when we completed the trade sale of Mini-Cam in a deal that valued the business at up to £85m. It saw Mini-Cam join leading safety, health and environmental technology group Halma plc, within the group’s environmental and analysis sector.

Mini-Cam continues to operate under its current brand, with the management team remaining with the business to oversee future growth.

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LDC lets us get on with business. They don’t pretend to be industry experts but they do know how to bring in best practice. We solve problems as a team and we drive the business forward together.”

Colin White, Finance Director


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