Private Equity - Leeds
Backing Ambition in Yorkshire
As the leading private equity partner in Yorkshire, LDC backs ambition across the region – from Sheffield to York via Hull, Leeds and Harrogate.
We opened our doors in Yorkshire in 1989 and have invested over £740m backing more than 70 management teams.
LDC was named Equity Funder of the Year at the Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2022 and Private Equity Firm at the Yorkshire Rainmakers Awards 2023.
Recent investments include student accommodation advertising platform, UniHomes, Boston Energy, a technical services provider to the wind energy industry, innovative technology provider Cellhire, electronic security manufacturer Texecom and data specialists BCIS.
We have supported a number of high profile partnerships from our Leeds office including a 10 year partnership with Bradford-based recruitment business SPS Group, data and software provider NBS, which grew internationally during our partnership, video game developer Team17 – who we supported all the way from initial investment to IPO.
We understand the importance of having a local presence on the ground, which is why LDC’s team all live and work in the region.
Our current portfolio across the region spans data, technology, support services and healthcare.
The team also support local causes in the community, including a partnerships with Leeds-based cancer support charity Maggie’s Yorkshire and Candlelighters, which helps families facing children’s cancer across the region, and most recently, a new two year funding programme for Mackie Hill Primary School to enable all children to have access to a free breakfast from the Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club.
Sophie Isaacs and Ana-Maria Garaba joined LDC’s Yorkshire team in January 2022, here they talk about their roles and what attracted them to LDC, private equity in Yorkshire and how LDC makes a difference in the region.