Backing Britain’s Best Brands

Since 2012:

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32 Investments
£574m Invested
£1.3bn Combined enterprise value on entry
146% Average EBITDA growth for exited businesses
186% Average enterprise value growth of exited businesses

For more than four decades we’ve been helping brands across travel and leisure, food and drink, and consumer goods to grow. Right now, it’s a pivotal time for the sector with macroeconomic uncertainty, rising energy costs, and supply chain pressures. However, there are opportunities for forward-thinking companies with the ability to adapt.

For many, innovation will be the key to building customer loyalty and driving growth. From supporting international expansion plans and hiring strategies, to investing in digital transformation and ESG, to advising on pricing and procurement – we are experienced in identifying opportunities for growth to deliver results.

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LeMieux

“The most important parts of our relationship with LDC are having a shared trust and ambition for the future of the LeMieux business.”

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From the beginning LDC made it clear to us that they wanted to back a management team and allow that team to run the business. They were true to their word.”

Tim Warrillow,
Chief Executive, Fever-Tree

Meet the Team

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

Latest News

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

Success Stories

Find out how we’ve helped consumer businesses to grow.

Speak to the Consumer Team

Joe Tager

Investment Director

London

+44 (0)207 758 3740

Francesca Speke

Investment Manager

London

+44(0)20 7758 3752

Latest News

LDC-backed Lomond bolsters student lettings presence with 54th acquisition in three years

Lomond, one of the UK’s largest acquirers of estate and letting agency businesses, has today announced its latest acquisition within the Yorkshire region, further bolstering the already established presence it has within the area.

Bramble Foods acquires The Bay Tree Food Co

Bramble Foods Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of fine foods to independent, local retailers, garden centres, farm shops and holiday parks, has acquired The Bay Tree Food Co, an award-winning manufacturer of branded chutney, relish, sauce and jam.

LDC exits Cakesmiths following two years of growth  

LDC, the private equity investor which is part of Lloyds Banking Group, has agreed to exit its investment in Cakesmiths to leading European player in frozen pastries and snacking products Onore.

Identifying opportunities for consumer brands to grow

Joe Tager, Investment Director at LDC, shares his thoughts on how transformational shifts in the sector are creating opportunities for innovative consumer companies.

BOXPARK reports revenue boost in latest accounts

BOXPARK, the UK’s award-winning dining, leisure, and retail concept, has published its latest accounts, revealing continued year-on-year revenue growth with sales 35% higher in the year ending April 2023, than in the year prior to Covid-19 (April 2020). 

British equestrian brand LeMieux goes global after record growth

British brand LeMieux has reported double digit sales growth to become one of the world’s fastest-growing equestrian business, as international customers buy into ‘Brand Britain’.