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Mike Ing, Alastair Mills and Andrew Marshall of Kerv have partnered with LDC to bring together three businesses.

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Working in partnership with LDC to bring together these three businesses creates a strong foundation for growth."

Alastair Mills, Executive Chairman

Our London team has a wide range of sector specialisms including technology, travel, leisure, and support services.

In 2020 we invested in a number of high-growth business including the developer and provider of the data-driven marketing procurement platform RightSpend, Beekman Associates, the £30m merger of three cloud-based managed services businesses to form Kerv and the medicine management solutions provider Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services.

We also exited specialist communications provider Babble in a £90m transaction further to an initial three-year partnership where the business made six acquisitions with £9m follow on funding and market-leading international education and corporate software provide Texthelp. Our 18-month partnership with Texthelp supported 40% growth in revenues and the launch of transformative new products.

As well as backing the management teams of mid-market companies, the LDC London team has a strong track record of working with large corporates and publicly listed companies. We have helped many businesses to carve out a non-core area of their organisation and have also sold a number of portfolio companies to large corporates including premium speaker manufacturer Martin Audio which we exited to global music and audio products company Focusrite plc and corporate events specialist FC Business Intelligence to Reuters.

> Contact the team in London