Since 2012, we’ve invested in more than 25 businesses across the sector with a combined enterprise value of more than £2bn to help them grow.

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

We’re helping management teams in these sub-sectors to face up to some key challenges – including how to stay competitive in an age of rapid digitalisation.

We see significant opportunities for growth in business services – whether through executing effective buy-and-build strategies, expanding into new and international markets or creating a point of difference. This is underpinned by our extensive network of Non-Executive Directors, who each have decades of sector experience under their belt.

Our current portfolio includes a diverse range of businesses including Star Live, The Barrister Group, Idwal Marine Services, Stonbury, Lucida Group, Global Autocare, Mosaic and Independent Governance Group.

An Investment Hotspot

LDC Partner, John Clarke spoke to Real Deals about why business services is such an investment hotspot for private equity – and how LDC is helping to drive growth in the sector.

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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

Speak to our Business Services Team

John Gassner

Investment Director

South

+44 (0)118 958 0274

Camilla Greenwood

Investment Manager

North West

+44 (0)161 831 1720

Tom Jervis

Investment Manager

London

+44 (0)207 758 3780

Anthony West

Investment Manager

Yorkshire

+44 (0)113 235 5050

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