Omniplex secures LDC investment

Omniplex, an eLearning solutions provider, has secured investment from mid-market private equity investor LDC to support its growth strategy.

Omniplex empowers organisations worldwide to design, create and deliver effective and engaging digital learning. The company has offices in the UK and China and is the official partner of Articulate software in the UK. Articulate is the world leading eLearning authoring platform used by more than 100,000 organisations globally to create digital learning programmes for more than 100million learners.

 
Omniplex also partners with industry-leading software platforms such as Vyond, Docebo and eLearning Brothers and provides eLearning services including training, consulting and bespoke content development through their digital learning design agency, Cursim. Omniplex’s impressive portfolio of customers include Pfizer, Deloitte, Medtronic, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG and Thames Water.
 
LDC is backing the business’ existing management team led by CEO Matthew Lloyd. Under Matthew’s leadership, the business has experienced strong growth having increased revenues 36% year-on-year.
 
LDC’s support will enable the management team to further consolidate its market-leading position as it targets further organic growth and explores complementary acquisitions.
 
The transaction was led by LDC’s Aziz Ul-Haq, Jacob Leone and Dale Alderson. As part of the deal, Aziz will join Omniplex’s board as a Non-Executive Director. Ken Hills, who was a senior board executive on LDC-backed workforce management software business Mitrefinch, will join Omniplex as a Non-Executive Chairman. Financial details of the investment are undisclosed.
 
Matthew Lloyd, CEO of Omniplex, says: “Omniplex offers organisations a market-leading all in one digital learning solution. Partnering with LDC gives us an opportunity to further consolidate our position by investing in our services and people. This is the next step in our journey to expand globally and truly transform learning in the workplace.”
 
Aziz Ul-Haq, Director at LDC in Manchester, adds: “Omniplex is an impressive business with cutting-edge software solutions and services, a market leading position in the UK and an excellent management team. It is perfectly placed to take advantage of a rapidly growing market as organisations continue to turn to digital learning solutions. We’re delighted to partner with the team to support its growth strategy.”
 
LDC has invested more than GBP1 billion in UK tech, media and telecoms (TMT) companies. In addition to Omniplex, LDC has backed a number of TMT businesses over the past 12 months including ultra-secure, cloud-based data infrastructure provider Aker Systems, online order fulfilment provider James and James, and 3D software reseller Solid Solutions.
 
LDC was advised by BDO (corporate finance and financial due diligence), DWF (legal), PMSI (commercial due diligence) and KPMG (tax).
 
Omniplex was advised by Signia Corporate Finance (corporate finance) and TLT (legal).