Since 2012:

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33 Investments
£747m Invested
£2.4bn Combined enterprise value on entry
14 Businesses in current portfolio
129% Average revenue growth for exited companies

The business services sector is integral to the UK economy. The sector is broad and we have particular experience supporting businesses that specialise in professional advisory, asset management and logistics.

The experience of our regional teams across the UK means we can help management teams navigate key challenges – including how to stay competitive in an age of rapid digitalisation. We see significant opportunities for growth across the sector – whether through executing effective buy-and-build strategies, expanding into new and international markets, or creating a point of difference.

Want to know how a partnership with LDC could help your business to grow?

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We were impressed by the team’s understanding of our business, LDC’s track record in the sector and their commitment to helping us achieve our long-term ambitions.”

Colin McCarthy,
Executive Director, Panther Logistics

Meet the Team

Thanks to our scale, experience, and success, we have significant experience in helping business services companies to grow, across all regions of the UK.

Latest News

The latest news and updates from portfolio companies in the business services sector.

Success Stories

Find out how we’ve helped business services companies to grow.

Speak to the Business Services Team

John Gassner

Investment Director


Anthony West

Investment Manager


+44 (0)113 235 5050

Ayesha Ali

Investment Manager

West Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6500

Karen Mann

Investment Director

West Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6500

Tom Jervis

Investment Manager


+44 (0)207 758 3780

Tracy Bownes



Latest Business Services News

Stonbury announces acquisition of Panton McLeod

Stonbury, the water and environment sustainability specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Panton McLeod, the industry-leading advanced inspection and cleaning specialist of public, commercial and industrial water assets.

Independent Governance Group acquires IC Select

Independent Governance Group (IGG), the UK’s leading provider of professional pensions trusteeship and governance services, today announces the acquisition of IC Select.

LDC invests in Message Direct

LDC, a leading private equity investor and part of Lloyds Banking Group, has supported Duncan Strike and his team in the management buyout of Message Direct, a leading outsourced communications solutions provider to SMEs and large corporates.

LDC-backed Boston Energy appoints new CFO

Boston Energy, a technical services provider to the wind energy industry, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Jonathan Godber as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Boston Energy helps world’s largest offshore wind farm generate first power

Wind energy technical services provider Boston Energy has helped the world’s largest offshore wind farm generate its first power, in a key milestone for the UK’s transition to net zero.

LDC continues to support Evolution Funding

Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Evolution Funding (“Evolution”), the UK’s largest used auto finance platform, investing alongside Evolution’s founders and existing investor LDC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.