Lead Forensics

Carl Castledine partnered with Richard Whitwell and the LDC team to support organic and acquisitive growth at holiday park operator Away Resorts.

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LDC hasn’t interfered with us operationally. We are diligent about providing information about what we want to do and how, and then they let us get on with it. The relationship is collaborative, not dictatorial.”

Carl Castledine, CEO
Away Resorts


Our Midlands team has invested over £1.4bn backing more than 175 ambitious management teams across the region to help them build market-leading businesses.

We are actively looking to support more ambitious management teams with a clear track record for growth right across the region.

In 2020 we invested in a number of exciting businesses including Solid Solutions, a market leading reseller of 3D design software, our minority investment is supporting an accelerated organic growth strategy and Ross Trustees, a provider of independent professional trustee and pensions support services.

We also exited delivery services provider, Panther Logistics, where during our partnership the business created 300 new jobs and tripled profits. European private equity firm PAI Partners also acquired Addo Food Group from LDC, the UK’s leading chilled savoury pastry producer furthered its market leadership by investing in product development during our tenure.

Our current portfolio in the Midlands is incredibly diverse including technology, engineering and travel & leisure businesses.

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