What is private equity?
Put simply, private equity provides investment to grow your business or fund a change in ownership – in return for a share in the company. Unlike raising debt, you’ll also be backed by experienced business partners. Helping you open up growth opportunities without losing control of your business.
Private equity insights and useful resources
For a Finance Director or CFO, private equity isn’t just a way of raising growth capital. It can allow you to focus on where the business is going rather than getting distracted by more short-term concerns.Read more
You’ve spent years building your business from the ground up – it’s your baby. You know you need outside investment to take you to the next level, but understandably you’re worried about losing control.Read more
Private equity can provide you with the investment you need to grow your business, your way – no matter the economic climate. You’ll be backed by experienced business partners, there to offer the guidance you need.Read more
LDC’s support can prove pivotal in your growth journey as you build scale and gain market share. Find out more in our Building for Growth short brochure.Read more
Private equity is still relatively underused and often misunderstood by the business community. Here we clarify the huge opportunities that private equity can create for an ambitious management team.Read more
Taking on private equity investment is at once the most exciting and daunting decision a management team will make, but there are five fundamentals every firm should consider.Read More
LDC contributed to a book published by Lloyds Banking Group which offers ambitious entrepreneurs detailed expertise from a range of contributors with vast experience in business growth.Read More
The combination of investment and support means private equity can help you achieve your ambitious growth plans. Whether you’re looking to implement a buy and build strategy and acquire another company or expand internationally – LDC’s financial investment and M&A expertise could be invaluable.
You might be more focussed on organic growth or making business improvements – LDC can bring energy, focus and relevant experience to complement your team. Private equity can even help you prepare for an IPO if your ambition is to float your business on the stock market.
We’ll work to understand your priorities and help you choose the right growth strategies for your business.
What are the types
of private equity deal?
There are many different types of private equity deals. You might have ambitions to outperform your market and continue to grow your business. You might be part of an ambitious management team looking to buy the business you run. Or you may be looking to step back and sell all or part of your business. Whatever your plans, you need a partner you can trust.
Reports and downloads
The Year Ahead
An annual update on the achievements and ambitions of our business and the management teams we support.
Four Decades of Ambitious Partnerships
To mark 40 years of helping ambitious management teams fulfil their potential, we asked 40 of them to share their experiences of private equity.
The Year Ahead 2021
Our annual newsletter – a review of 2020 and a look back over our 40 years of backing business ambition.
Backing Youth Ambition
LDC has partnered with The Prince’s Trust to support young entrepreneurs across the UK. Here is a review of the first two years.
Powering the technology sector
Looking to grow your tech business? Find out how LDC are helping management teams in this sector.
Supporting the nation’s makers
Looking to grow your manufacturing business? Find out how LDC are helping management teams in this sector.
The Social Value of UK Private Equity
Independent research assessed LDC’s investment activity over a 10 year period against five key economic policy areas.
Private equity. Step-by-step
Every private equity deal is different – so you’re bound to have some questions. Get to know LDC better here too. Take a look at our most frequently asked questions.
Private equity. Made clearer
We want to make private equity as transparent and straightforward as we are – take a look at our glossary if you’ve spotted any jargon.