Frances Rus, CEO of Duncan & Todd and her management team secured a £15m investment from LDC in 2018

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LDC’s investment will provide both the financial backing and strategic support to allow us to expand capacity in some of our existing stores, roll out audiology nationally and make selective further acquisitions.”

Frances Rus, CEO
Duncan & Todd

We have invested over £115m to help Scottish businesses to grow and thrive, and have backed six management teams across Scotland in the last five years alone.

We are an active contributor to the country’s business community and our team is well placed to continue backing management teams in Scotland.

Our current portfolio in Scotland spans oil & gas, technology, support services and healthcare. With the support of our sole investor Lloyds Banking Group, we are committed to accelerating the growth of Scottish businesses.

Our team is currently supporting the buy and build ambitions of leading optical provider Duncan & Todd and has helped the company to complete seven acquisitions since March 2018.

During the last two years, we have exited investments in CMS Window Systems, Guardian Technologies and Darcy Technologies, which all achieved sustainable growth.

Hear from Mark Kerr, Head of LDC in Scotland in The Press and Journal on how private equity can provide firms in Scotland with support to navigate the challenges ahead.

To find out more about our private equity investments in Scotland, please get in touch with our Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow teams below or explore our case studies.

> Contact the team in Aberdeen

> Contact the team in Edinburgh

> Contact the team in Glasgow

Read our latest newsletter ‘Scottish View 2020’ below:

Scotland team

Mark Kerr



+44 (0)1224 548 761

Lee Donaldson

Investment Director


+44 (0)7341 076564

Zara Lane

Origination Director

Yorkshire & North East, Scotland

+44 (0)191 235 3000