We’ve backed over 20 media businesses with a combined enterprise value of £1.7bn since 2012.

Media is one of the UK’s most diverse and exciting sectors. In a constantly evolving landscape, creativity, content and client service are key. Management teams have to stay on top of their game to deal with a range of challenges – everything from skills shortages to retaining a company culture while scaling at speed.

We support ambitious management teams across all sub-sectors – from film, TV and broadcast to advertising, PR, marketing and gaming.

It could be providing operational support to expand into new territories – or supporting acquisitions that would complement unique company cultures. There are many routes to growth. Plus our extensive network of Non-Executive Directors brings decades of industry experience.

Our current portfolio includes a diverse range of media companies including Croud, Headland, scarlettabbott, blis, Sohonet and Hybrid.

LDC named as one of the most active private equity investors

In May 2023, LDC was named as one of the most active private equity investors currently partnering with advertising, marketing and communications companies globally by Business Insider, who spoke to Partner and Co-Head of London, David Andrews.

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MSQ Partners: tech-enabled marketing group

A private equity partnership with LDC helped tech-enabled marketing group MSQ grow rapidly by acquisitions and triple EBITDA. MSQ also became one of the first marketing groups of its size to be carbon negative.

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MSQ Partners: tech-enabled marketing group

Plimsoll: producer of natural history programmes

Croud: leading digital marketing agency

Economic Outlook – Webinar

David Andrews, Partner and Co-Head of LDC London, joined a panel discussion with Moore Kingston Smith Media and an economist from Lloyds Banking Group to discuss the economic outlook for media companies. David also talked about the strength of LDC’s media portfolio and how the adaptability and capabilities of the management teams we partner with means that those media businesses are looking at positive growth rates.

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Investment Strategies for PR Firms

David Andrews, Partner and Co Head of LDC, London, spoke on PR Week podcast, episode 23 of Beyond The Noise, along with Jim Houghton, partner at Waypoint Partners, about what buyers and sellers are looking for in terms of long-term growth.

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There’s an old saying that in show business there’s no show without the business and I think LDC helped bring a bit more of the business to our shows.”

Grant Mansfield, Founder and CEO, Plimsoll Productions

Speak to our Media Team

Oliver Schofield

Investment Director

South West & Wales

+44 (0)117 360 1979

David Andrews

Partner, Co-Head of London

London

+44 (0)20 7758 3789

Dan Gluckman

Investment Manager

London

+44 (0)207 758 3757

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Education media specialist and industry leader Hybrid acquires Prompt Marketing to strengthen its offering to education institutions globally

Education media specialist and industry leader Hybrid acquires Prompt Marketing to strengthen its offering to education institutions globally

LDC exits MSQ to One Equity Partners

During a four-year partnership with LDC, MSQ completed five acquisitions, expanded its executive leadership team; more than doubled its revenues and its headcount, and more than tripled EBITDA

Star Live set for next stage with investment from LDC

Star Live, the specialist production agency that delivers live event and specialist build solutions, has secured a significant investment from LDC, part of Lloyds Banking Group.

scarlettabbott embarks on next stage of growth journey with LDC

Scarlettabbott, the UK’s leading employee engagement and internal communications consultancy, has chosen to partner with mid-market private equity firm LDC to support the next stage of its growth journey.

LDC-backed MSQ enhances user acquisition and creative services with acquisition of Miri Growth

MSQ, one of the UK’s fastest growing independent marketing and technology groups, has acquired Miri Growth, a fully managed user acquisition and creative services agency, with the support of private equity partner LDC.

LDC exits Plimsoll Productions to ITV in £131m transaction

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC has exited its investment in Plimsoll Productions (Plimsoll) to ITV plc in a transaction that values the independent television production company at £131m.