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PDG Aviation Services: Helicopter increases capacity

Private equity enables sustainable, organic growth with a clear focus on customer service.

PDG Aviation Services provides helicopter services for chartering, aerial lifting, aerial survey and aerial filming.

Deal type
  • Management buyout
Deal value


LDC Team

Each year, PDG registers more than 10,000 flying hours across seven core helicopter services.

The firm provides aerial surveying, crane and filming services as well as aircraft chartering and bespoke service to a wide range of clients.

Helping the business take flight

In 2015, we backed the £20m management buyout of the business and partnered with PDG’s management team to support their growth journey.

The deal saw LDC take a majority stake in the business, with management investing alongside and holding a substantial minority stake.

Following the investment, the firm’s management team is increasing capacity and investing in additional fleet to support the continued growth of the company.

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This investment will enable us to increase our fleet and have the capacity to service the growing market demand more effectively.”
Jerry Francis, CEO
PDG Helicopters