The leading regional UK mid-market private equity house

Private Equity Less Ordinary.

Founded in 1981 LDC has a 30 year track record of success

LDC is the leading regional UK mid-market private equity house and focuses on providing between £2m-£100m to ambitious, entrepreneurial management teams for management buy outs, equity release (cash out), development  and acquisition finance transactions. LDC has been operating since 1981 and has nine UK offices, with an LDC Asia office located in Hong Kong.


Supporting ambitious, entrepreneurial management teams.

LDC holds equity investments in over 80 UK SME / mid-market businesses, with a cumulative equity investment of approximately £2bn. In the past 24 months LDC has invested in 37 new transactions committing £600m of equity, and an additional £90m for ‘follow-on’ acquisition transactions for existing portfolio businesses.

Businesses in LDC’s current portfolio include Joules, the clothing retailer; D&D London, the international restaurant group; and Uswitch.com, the comparison website for UK consumers. Acquisition and organic growth strategies are a key focus for all LDC investments with all businesses targeting exits at higher enterprise values.

Businesses in the LDC portfolio employ over 25,000 employees and produce profits in excess of £500m per annum. Since launch, LDC has successfully completed over 450 investments – it’s LDC’s unique commitment to making a difference in business that has led to our long-term success. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Construction and Property, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Retail and Consumer, Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT), Travel and Leisure and Support Services.
To find out more about LDC visit the website.

  1. Lloyds Bank AR 1981