As the leading mid-market private equity firm in the North West, LDC backs ambitious management teams across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, and Cumbria from our Manchester office.

For more than 20 years, our team has been at the forefront of supporting some of the North West’s most exciting businesses.

The team has maintained a record level of investment in the last two years, most recently with artificial intelligence-based talent analytics platform Horsefly and award-winning provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions Talos360.

LDC was named Private Equity Team of the Year at the Insider North West Dealmakers Awards 2022.

Investments in the region in 2022 also included education-tech specialist Avantis, Manchester-based digital agency CTI Group, Alderley Edge-based software solutions company IEG4 and Ellesmere Port-headquartered EMS, one of the UK’s leading providers of mobile clinical solutions to the healthcare sector.

The Manchester team also exited its investment in SRL Traffic Systems after helping the management team to grow revenues by 72% during our two-year partnership.

The team has increased its support for the local community through its charity partnerships. LDC was named one of Wood Street Mission’s Heroes for 2022 for donating children’s books, clothing and other essential items to support children and families living on low incomes across Manchester and Salford.

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Rich, Dale and Jacob from LDC really understood the importance of preserving the things that have made us successful as we grow, from our entrepreneurial culture to our focus on client service.”

Nick Rhind, CEO and Founder
CTI Group

Supporting acquisitive growth in the North West

John Clarke, Partner in LDC’s North West team, writes for about how a well-executed buy-and-build strategy can create scale, and the ways in which LDC is supporting ambitious management teams to pursue acquisitive growth.

Read the article here

Latest North West News

LDC expands its Value Creation Partners team

LDC, a leading private equity investor, has appointed Richard Haynes as VCP Commercial Director, Natasha Fisher as VCP Commercial Manager and Arnie Fuller as VCP Technology Manager, bolstering the support it provides to management teams across its portfolio.

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.

Premier OH Solutions primed for rapid growth

A new specialist division of occupational health and corporate health services provider PAM Group is primed for rapid growth after a flying start.

HSL Compliance breaks ground in Northern Ireland with latest acquisition 

West Midlands-based HSL Compliance has acquired Belfast-based water treatment specialist Chemical Treatment Services Ltd (CTS) to accelerate its geographic expansion.

LDC announces senior promotion and appointment in its North West team

LDC, a leading private equity investor, has promoted John Clarke to Partner following his significant contribution both in the North West and nationally.

PAM Group swoops for occupational health business in Ireland

Occupational health and corporate health services provider PAM Group has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a business in Ireland.

North West Team

Camilla Greenwood

Investment Manager

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1720

Dale Alderson

Partner, Head of North West

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1726

Endrit Gashi

Investment Manager

North West

+44 (0)7385 144341

Gillian Sharman

Origination Director

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1727

Grant Goodwin

Investment Director

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1740

Jacob Leone

Investment Director

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1720

James Morris

Investment Origination

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1739

Jennifer Hatton

Investment Executive

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1723

Richard Ibbett

Investment Director

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1732

Sarah Spurway

Office Manager & Personal Assistant

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1720

Get in Touch

We are always happy to meet ambitious business leaders, so contact your local LDC team to start a conversation.


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