LDC is the leading private equity partner in the East Midlands and East of England. From our Nottingham office, we have invested almost £500m to support more than 35 management teams in the region to achieve their ambitions.

Our current portfolio across the region spans technology, business services, industrials and consumer.

We have recently completed investments in water and environmental consultancy Stonbury, premium milkshake brand Shaken Udder, leading digital marketing agency Blis and Biozone, a healthcare services business.

We work closely with the management teams across our portfolio to help them to grow organically and through acquisition. We’ve recently supported leading leisure and residential marina operator Aquavista to acquire Castle Marinas and The Edwin Group’s acquisition of Commando Joes and Llama.id.

Our recent exit successes include our 10 year partnership with Forest Holidays after helping the management team to roll out five new locations and supporting its sustainability strategy, as well as Littlefish, a leading IT Managed Services provider where we helped triple EBITDA and increase headcount by 270 during a three year partnership.

We understand the importance of having a local presence in the East Midlands & East of England, which is why LDC’s team all live and work in the region.

We are passionate about playing our part in the communities in which we operate and we’re currently funding and volunteering at local food banks across Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Norwich to help more families get through the cost-of-living crisis.

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We knew from the moment we met David and the LDC team that they were the right investment partner for us. Their relationship-first approach and extensive network of connections were important factors in our decision.”

Trevor Hoyle, CEO

Latest East Midlands & East of England News

LDC’s annual Charity Quiz raises £185,000

Last night, we held our 16th Charity Quiz and are thrilled to have raised more than £185,000 for eight worthwhile causes. This fundraising amount is also a record in the history of the LDC Charity Quiz and brings the total amount we’ve raised since its inception in 2005 to over £1.8million.

LDC investment in Stonbury recognised at Central and East Dealmakers

LDC took home Private Equity Deal of the Year at Insider’s Central and East of England Dealmakers Awards 2023 for its investment in leading water and environmental sustainability specialist Stonbury.

LDC recognised at East Midlands Business Masters 2023

LDC’s East Midlands and East of England team took home the Investment Award at the East Midlands Business Masters Awards 2023.

LDC and The Prince’s Trust: Supporting young artists

LDC recently commissioned and bought the work of a number of young artists supported by The Prince’s Trust, as part of our national partnership with the charity, to display across our national network of offices. One such talent is Iona Rowland whose artwork hangs in our Nottingham office.

LDC crowned Funder of the Year at Midlands Dealmakers Awards

LDC took home two awards at Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2023, landing Funder of the Year and Mid-Market Deal of the Year for its investment in specialist production agency Star Live.

LDC’s David Bains recognised in Real Deals Future 40

David Bains, Partner and Head of the East Midlands and East of England, has been named one of Real Deals’ Future 40 Mid-Market Investment Leaders list for 2023.

East Midlands & East of England Team

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