Yorkshire & North East team
Personal Assistant & Office Manager
As one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Yorkshire and the North East, LDC partners with business leaders and the corporate finance community across the region, from Sheffield to Newcastle via Leeds, York and Harrogate.
Colin Smith, Executive Chairman
We opened our doors in Yorkshire & the North East in 1989 and have invested almost £640m backing 70 management teams across the region.
Our sector experience is diverse from retail and construction through to technology, healthcare and support services and includes fleet solutions provider Global Autocare and healthcare provider Connect Health.
Our team has also supported the buy and build strategies of a number of portfolio companies. These included specialist lettings agents Linley & Simpson, where the business completed 18 acquisitions consolidating market leadership and pest control business Pelsis which completed the significant acquisition of US-based Curtis Gilmore.
In 2020 we completed a number of exits including NBS, where the business significantly expanded its international presence in Australia and Canada, Keoghs, where during our eight-year partnership revenue increased by 70% and the leading oil and environmental services business Adler & Allan following expansion via acquisitions.
To find out more about our private equity investments in Yorkshire & the North East, please get in touch with our Leeds and Newcastle teams below or explore our case studies.