Legal & General Capital.
Legal & General Capital
long-term investment into the UK.
Legal & General Capital (LGC) is the early-stage investment arm of Legal & General Group. Investing from Legal & General’s principal balance sheet, LGC’s purpose is to generate long-term value by injecting new capital into three key sectors: Housing, Infrastructure and SME Finance.
What defines us
LGC is part of Legal & General Group which aims to deliver value to its shareholders, to create assets for the business and provide clear commitment to partners.
LGC has identified three key areas which have historically fallen short in terms of investment and innovation: Housing, Infrastructure and SME Finance.
LGC has invested in Newcastle Science Central, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, to deliver a major UK hub for scientific research and technology business.
We invest Legal & General Group's capital strategically to generate improved returns for shareholders and accelerate Legal & General's evolution and growth.
By making direct investments into, Housing, Infrastructure and SME Finance, we can help unlock opportunities at an early stage which go on to attract further investment from institutional capital. Investing from Legal & General Group’s principal balance sheet gives us the flexibility to look beyond the size, volume and other tenure requirements of many institutional funds. Instead, we can focus on generating long-term value.
Funding the future
Our ambition is to be a leader in UK housing, a source of capital to SME businesses and to support UK infrastructure, in particular, through urban regeneration and clean energy. These reflect LGC’s aim to invest for the long term in economically and socially useful assets, to secure competitive returns and to create new asset classes not only for Legal & General’s varied investment requirements, also for our partners and the wider marketplace.
Delivering long-term growth
Across the Group we’ve invested over £9.3bn in direct investments and been involved in various regeneration projects in the UK. We’re helping fund 16,000 new homes in the UK, we're rapidly constructing clean energy generation assets across the UK and Ireland which will generate sufficient electricity to power 170,000 homes, and through our partnership with Pemberton, we're providing over €1bn finance to SMEs across Europe and the UK.