It’s inspiring to hear stories of ambitious business leaders across the UK who make their entrepreneurial vision a reality. 

LDC is proud to sponsor the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to celebrate some of these successes, highlighting entrepreneurs who have had the confidence to go for growth during a challenging economic backdrop.

Our Proven Track Record

Over 650 management teams across the UK have chosen LDC’s flexible approach to private equity over the past 40 years, including well-known businesses such as Shaken Udder, Fever-Tree, Le Mieux, Joules and Marmalade Game Studio. We put management teams at the centre of what we do and the ambitious business leaders we back continue to lead their businesses, taking them from strength to strength.

With the right balance of challenge and support, we provide flexible capital, as well as guidance to help business leaders deliver their own objectives.

LDC backed Co-CEOs Michael Willis and Cristina Mereuta of games developer Marmalade Game Studio with a £22.5m investment to support NPD and recruitment.

Backing the ambitions of the UK’s mid-market

Our teams are based across 12 key locations – from Aberdeen to Cardiff, via Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and more. Having people on the ground gives us a different perspective to other private equity firms. We’re well connected, often knowing the same people. And we’re always close by.

We make an initial investment of between £10m and £50m in each of the businesses we partner with. And we have additional capital available for every partnership – so we’re able to support growth strategies with follow on funding in the long term.

As the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, we’re not like other private equity firms. With a commitment to invest in at least 100 medium-sized businesses over the next five years, we are actively looking to support ambitious management teams with real vision.

If you’re running a UK-headquartered business and have a clear growth strategy, along with a track record and forecast profits of at least £1m per year, get in touch to discover how we could work with you to help realise your growth ambitions.


Shaken Udder is the UK’s #1 premium milkshake brand, LDC has invested for a minority stake to support Jodie and Andrew expand their customer base and NPD.

LDC proved the perfect tonic for premium mixers brand Fever-Tree, we supported Founders Charles and Tim on their journey to a £154.5m listing on AIM.

LDC is backing FSP’s ambitious management team to support the company’s bold organic growth strategy.

Founded 20 years ago by CEO Nick Rhind, digital agency CTI has received a £25m investment from LDC to support expansion into new international territories.