LDC invests in Deltron to support growth strategy


LDC, the private equity investor which is part of Lloyds Banking Group, has made a minority investment in Deltron Group (Deltron) to support its ambitious growth strategy.

Dudley-based Deltron maintains and repairs elevators, service lifts and stairlifts to improve their safety, performance and lifespan. Employing 94 people, the business maintains 9,000 units across the UK, with more than 1,700 customers across both the public and private sectors, including housing associations, local authorities, hospitals and property and facilities management firms.

LDC’s investment will help Deltron to accelerate an ambitious growth strategy underpinned by investment in its market-leading services and complementary acquisitions. Over the last two years, Deltron has delivered significant year-on-year growth and with LDC’s support the management team plans to build on this momentum by scaling and expanding across the UK.

LDC is backing Deltron’s existing management team, led by Directors Scott Haywood and Lukas Schlenker, as they embark on the next phase of their growth strategy.

The transaction was led by LDC’s West Midlands team, including Investment Director Matt Newbold, Investment Manager Demetri Theofanou and Partner and Head of the West Midlands Chris Handy.

Duncan Cooper will join as a Non-Executive Chair, bringing a wealth of experience supporting the growth of companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. This includes 19 years at Grundfos Pumps, a global water pump manufacturer with an aftermarket pump repair division, where he served in a number of executive positions, including as its Managing Director for Western Europe and the Americas.

Scott Haywood, Director of Deltron, said:

“Our target market is growing, driven by increasing urbanisation and the need for the efficient flow of people and goods through densely-populated areas. However, with this also comes a need for trusted, expert maintenance services to ensure elevators, service lifts, stairlifts and other products are operating effectively, safe for users and that organisations are compliant with all relevant standards.”

Lukas Schlenker, Director of Deltron, added:

“We were really impressed by the team at LDC. Their experience supporting businesses just like ours here in the West Midlands, and their ability to continue to invest to support our growth ambitions, makes them the perfect partner as we look to scale. For us, it’s businesses as usual, but now with an expanded team and even more experience on board.”

Matt Newbold, Investment Director at LDC in the West Midlands, added:

“We’ve built a great relationship with Scott and Lukas – two dynamic leaders who, together with their management team, have built a business with a fantastic culture and a strong operating model, that’s respected across the market. The company is perfectly positioned for further growth, and we look forward to working with them to support the next phase of their journey.”

LDC has a successful track record in the supporting businesses like Deltron. Since 2012, the firm has invested £747m into 14 business services firms, backing management teams to achieve their ambitions. 

LDC was advised by Gateley (legal), BDO (financial due diligence) and PMSI (commercial due diligence).

Deltron was advised by Clearwater (corporate finance) and Higgs (legal).