Since 2012, we’ve invested £900m in almost 50 industrials businesses, helping them to grow.

The UK’s industrials sector has proven resilient and adaptive in the face of supply chain, labour and inflation challenges. Successful business are embracing innovation to drive competitiveness on a global scale and supporting a greener economy.

We’re helping management teams respond to these challenges and opportunities across key industries including automotive, aerospace, chemicals, packaging, the built environment, manufacturing and energy and renewables.

For more than 40 years, we’ve supported industrials businesses, helping them to take advantage of every opportunity for growth, whether through optimising operations or identifying acquisitions, opening up new markets internationally or through new product development.

We support value creation strategies on everything from pricing and procurement to hiring and ESG. And our extensive network of Non-Executive Directors brings decades of industry experience.

Our current portfolio includes a diverse range of industrials businesses including Texecom, Rhino Products, Cleveland Containers, Precision Micro and ELE Advanced Technologies.

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The relationship with LDC has been a true partnership. They’ve supported our management team to deliver on the ambitious strategy we set, providing a real relationship-based approach to private equity.”

Richard Harden,
CEO, Stuart Turner

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Strategic partnership

Our partnership with engineering solutions provider ELE is helping the business to grow. Hear from CEO David Stanley on its facility expansion and ESG focus.

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Latest News

Meet the Leader – David Stanley

Founded in the 1950s, ELE Advanced Technologies (ELE) is one of the manufacturers quietly helping the UK to retain its reputation for first-class engineering. “Manufacturing is far from dead,” says CEO David Stanley. “As a nation, we are really good at it, and 80% of the products we make at ELE are exported.”

LDC-backed ELE Advanced Technologies appoints new CEO for next phase of growth

Engineering solutions provider ELE Advanced Technologies (ELE) has appointed David Stanley as its new CEO, following a period of investment and transformation.

LDC-backed Precision Micro recognised by the BVCA for ESG and innovation

LDC portfolio company Precision Micro has been recognised for exceptional performance in ESG and innovation as part of this year’s BVCA Vision 2023 Awards.

IWS Group secures LDC investment to support acquisitive growth plans

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has made a significant minority investment in international warehouse safety, impact protection and storage equipment provider, IWS Group, to support a continued buy and build strategy.

LDC exits Aqualisa to Fortune Brands in £130m sale

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has exited its seven-year investment in bathroom specialist Aqualisa to Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc (NYSE: Fortune Brands) in a transaction that values the company at £130m.

Ask the leader – Richard Tredwin

Richard Tredwin is a serial business builder and former CEO of SRL Traffic Systems. “I love helping to effect change in ambitious businesses,” he says. “I enjoy seeing business grow, helping people develop and building relationships.”