The investment activity of the South team of mid-market private equity firm LDC has been significant during the last 18 months, with the team completing 21 transactions with a combined value of more than £500million.
LDC’s new investments, exits, and portfolio acquisitions have focused on several businesses based across the Thames Valley, South and South East of England.
The LDC team completed five new investments (James & James, Aker Systems, FSP, Phoenix Datacom and BOXPARK), a series of acquisitions for portfolio companies, as well as a number of exits.
Across the 18-month period, the LDC team has partnered with and backed teams operating across a range of sectors. The LDC team’s most recent investment was in backing the management team of hospitality and leisure operator BOXPARK, which offers branded street food, events, and fanpark sites in Shoreditch, Wembley, and Croydon.
Another transaction was Aker Systems in which LDC invested coming out of the first Covid lockdown. The LDC South team also invested in Reading-based Digital transformation agency FSP, Network security and cyber specialist Phoenix Datacom and e-commerce fulfilment specialist James and James.