Since 2012:

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22 Number of investments
£0.4bn Amount invested
139% Average revenue growth of business exited
147% Average enterprise value growth of businesses exited
£710m Proceeds generated
2.7x Average return

LDC first opened its doors in Yorkshire in 1989 and has a consistent presence ever since. From Sheffield to York via Hull, Leeds and Harrogate – we all live and work in the region. LDC was named ‘Equity Funder of the Year’ at the Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2022 and ‘Private Equity Firm of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Rainmakers Awards 2023.

We’re proud to support local causes, including partnerships with Leeds-based cancer support charity Maggie’s and The Greggs Foundation – providing free, nutritious breakfasts for children at Mackie Hill Primary School.


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Our partnership with LDC has both transformed our business and supercharged our growth. They backed our ambition to expand internationally and invested in our technology development.”

Colin Smith, Executive Chairman

Meet the Team

We live and work in Yorkshire– and build trusted relationships from day one.

Latest News

The latest updates and news from across Yorkshire.

Success Stories

Our case studies – how the Yorkshire team have helped our portfolio companies to grow.

Yorkshire Team

Ana-Maria Garaba

Investment Manager


+44 (0)113 235 5065

Anthony West

Investment Manager


+44 (0)113 235 5050

Dan Smith

Partner, Head of Yorkshire


+44 (0)113 235 5056

Gemma Glazier

Personal Assistant


+44 (0)113 235 5052

James Marshall

Investment Director


+44 (0)113 235 5059

Sophie Isaacs

Investment Origination


+44 (0)113 235 5071

Will Scales

Investment Director


+44 (0)113 235 5050

Get in Touch

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


1 City Square, Leeds, LS1 2ES

+44 (0)113 235 5050

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