New World Trading Company (NWTC) operates 26 pubs including The Oast House and The Botanist.

Investment type
  • Development capital


Exit type
  • Private equity sale
Exit date

June 2016

Exit value


LDC Team
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LDC has been an important part of our growth story over the last three years, supporting our expansion from two to 14 outlets, and backing our vision for the business. We’re excited to be building on that success with Graphite in the years ahead.”

Chris Hill, Chief Executive

New trading opportunities

In 2016, NWTC hailed exceptional trading across its sites after group turnover almost doubled to £17.1m (year ending March 2015), up by 83 per cent on a year earlier. Pre-tax profits increased by 22 per cent over the same period. During the partnership with LDC, NWTC opened 12 new outlets.

In June 2016, LDC exited its investment in NWTC in a £50m sale to Graphite Capital. The sale generated a 6.1x money multiple and IRR of 80 per cent for LDC.