As the leading private equity partner in the South, LDC is committed to backing ambitious management teams who want to go that one step further and are looking for investment support to realise their growth plans.

Headquartered in Reading in the Thames Valley, our portfolio spans the South of England from Bournemouth to Brighton, across Kent and Essex and all the way around the M25 to St Albans.

LDC was named Private Equity Firm of the Year at the Business Magazine’s Thames Valley Deals Awards in 2022.

Recent investments include new partnerships with Brighton-headquartered hospitality and leisure venue BOXPARK and cyber-security and cloud-application performance specialist Red Helix.

Exit successes include Aker Systems following a successful 14-month partnership that saw the cloud technology company grow by more than 50%, and digital transformation specialist FSP which more than doubled revenues and headcount during a three year partnership.

The team is also supporting the management teams across its portfolio to pursue their growth ambitions whether by acquiring a competitor, expanding overseas or developing operations.

This year, LDC’s South team has increased its long-term support for Berkshire-based Camp Mohawk. The charity provides a place for children and young people with special needs to learn and achieve their potential. The team has donated their time and provided financial support to help to maintain and update the centre.

Private equity with purpose helps the UK economy grow

Lawrence Dean , Partner and Head of South at LDC, spoke to The Business Magazine about how LDC’s experience and relationship-based approach is helping the region’s businesses to grow.

Private equity with purpose helps the UK economy to grow
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LDC has supported our journey over the past two years, helping us to successfully scale while maintaining our world class culture.”

Simon Grosse,

Latest South News

LDC scoops Large Deal of the Year at Thames Valley Deals Awards 2023

LDC took home Large Deal of the Year (£50m+) at this year’s Thames Valley Deals Awards for its exit and reinvestment in digital transformation services provider FSP.

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.

BOXPARK reports revenue boost in latest accounts

BOXPARK, the UK’s award-winning dining, leisure, and retail concept, has published its latest accounts, revealing continued year-on-year revenue growth with sales 35% higher in the year ending April 2023, than in the year prior to Covid-19 (April 2020). 

LDC-backed BOXPARK Group signs a deal to open in Birmingham

The UK’s award-winning hospitality and leisure operator BOXPARK has announced plans for its next BOXPARK-branded development in Birmingham. The new site, scheduled to launch in 2025, will follow the opening of new sites in other major UK cities as well as London, and will be the first BOXPARK in the Midlands.

LDC-backed DSP acquires Canada-based Eclipsys

Specialist database, cloud and applications managed service provider DSP has merged with Canada-based Eclipsys Solutions (Eclipsys) to grow its Oracle Cloud services offering and expand its geographical presence in North America.

South Team

Chris Baker

Investment Director


+44 (0)118 958 0274

Chris Morris

Investment Director


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John Gassner

Investment Director


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Jonathan Caswell

Origination Director


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Klara Klarowicz

Investment Manager


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Lawrence Dean

Partner, Head of South


+44 (0)118 952 2215

Trystan Cullen

Investment Manager


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


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