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Frances Rus and her management team secured a £15m investment from LDC in 2018

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Private equity not only allowed me to buy great businesses but also gave me the ability to invest – so we could make the most of the growth.”

Frances Rus, Managing Director
Duncan & Todd Group


We are an active contributor to the Scottish business community having invested nearly £120m to help businesses to grow and thrive.

Our current portfolio in Scotland spans 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 and our team is well placed to continue backing management teams across the country.

Our team is currently supporting the buy and build ambitions of leading optician and hearing care chain Duncan & Todd and has helped the company to complete six acquisitions in the first 12 months of our partnership and Commsworld supporting the business’ ambitious organic growth journey.

We have also 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

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