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LDC is backing the incumbent management team led by Chairman and Founder Tim Williams and CEO David Gilbertson.

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WCCTV: taking a leading tech-driven security firm global

A £30m minority investment to support growth at home and overseas.

Sector
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms

WCCTV is the market-leading supplier of redeployable surveillance solutions.

Deal type
  • Management buyout
Investment

£30m

WCCTV is the UK’s leading Equipment as a Service provider of wireless surveillance products including redeployable CCTV, site security solutions and body worn cameras. Its products are utilised by the infrastructure, utilities, retail, transport and construction sectors, as well as local authorities and housing associations across the UK and the US.

A track record for growth

Headquartered in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the business has two UK location in Edinburgh and Luton, with a fourth base in Texas, United States. The firm has a strong track record and has grown revenues by more than 50% in the last three years to £14.1million in the financial year end 31 July 2020. In February this year WCCTV received ISO 27001 accreditation, the gold standard in security management across the industry, for all of its products, services, offices and operations in the UK.

A £30m investment for a minority stake

In March 2021, LDC invested £30million for a minority stake in the business. The partnership with LDC will accelerate WCCTV’s ambitious domestic and international expansion plans and support the launch of new products and services.

LDC is backing the incumbent management team, led by Chairman and Founder Tim Williams and CEO David Gilbertson. Under Tim and David’s leadership, WCCTV has successfully established a footprint in the US, opening its office in Texas in 2015, and invested significantly in new product development that has helped the business achieve its market leading position.

Tim Williams, Founder and Chairman at WCCTV, said: “Over the past 20 years we have built our reputation as the go-to for rapidly deployed and redeployable, surveillance solutions. I would like to thank our dedicated workforce and accomplished management team who we believe will deliver the next stage of our exciting growth strategy.”

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With LDC’s backing we have an opportunity to scale at pace, further enhance our product range and extend our footprint both in the UK and overseas.”
Tim Williams, Founder and Chairman
WCCTV

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