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LocalDataOnline helps Private Equity and Securities Investors with the following:

Due Diligence

Understand the health of the existing retail estate in terms of quality of location and long term sustainability.

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Market Analysis

Identify market size, top players and structural changes taking place. Understand risks and opportunities in relation to competitors moves and exposure.

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Expansion pipeline verification and ongoing portfolio company support

Identify suitable locations for expansion, based on specific performance criteria

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True Capital is a retail and consumer sector specialist private equity firm. We have built a unique ecosystem, which includes TrueStart, our own sector specific innovation hub. We are very clearly focussed on the future of our industry, not just how the world operates today. With this in mind, LDC have always impressed with their unique and innovative approach to solutions for retailers and investors. From the ground up, their approach to collecting data ensures a very special view of the landscape which is both live and granular all wrapped up in a dynamic, inventive online platform.

Matt Truman, True Capital
Chief Executive Officer
Due Diligence

Due Diligence

LDC supports the commercial due diligence of retail and leisure companies across GB. Through our live data system (LDO) we provide investors with a view on the retail and demographics environment around each unit. Our proprietary analytics system overlays demand and supply data from drive time populations, wealth, house prices to competitors/proxies, vacant units and the proximity of competing locations to enable a 360 view.

Furthermore, in partnership with Morgan Stanley, we have developed a Health Index, comprised of 12 key KPIs that impact the attractiveness of locations and provide a comparative view on the health of the estate and retail pitches scoring low or high. Through the ongoing visits LDC provides a unique dynamic view on how those places are changing year on year.

Testimonial “BlueGem worked with LDC on our diligence for Jack Wills, a premium British fashion brand. The work was done to a high standard, delivered on time and presented with clarity and extremely helpful insight, layered on top of excellent data. We will surely work with LDC again and we would recommend them to any of our peers.”

– Vishesh Srivastava, Partner at BlueGem

Market Analysis

Market Analysis

Through the physical verification of over 500,000 operators across 400 business classifications we provide a top down view on sectors be it nationally, regionally or on a location level.

Depending on specific requirements, our dynamics dashboards provide a quick or an in-depth view on sector growth/decline, top players and location strategy highlighting structural changes investors should be aware of.

Testimonial Through a combination of internal data, external demographics and LDC’s retail locations and footfall data Poundworld is building models for forecasting expected profitability as well as identifying suitable locations to deliver the required level of sales.”

– Kieran Gwynetter, Property Analyst at Poundworld

Expansion pipeline verification and ongoing portfolio company support

Expansion pipeline verification and ongoing portfolio company support

Property is one of the largest costs to any occupier. So, it is critical to make the right decision at the right time. LDC provides information helping investors and property directors to benchmark potential locations with existing ones.

Through LDC’s coverage of 3,000 locations nationwide we can quickly verify expansion pipeline, as well as identify new locations that are in line with your requirements for a successful retail pitch.  We support decisions based on evidence rather than gut-feeling alone!

Testimonial Mamas & Papas worked with LDC on an initial strategy review for our London expansion. We needed granular and transparent data which would make it very easy for us to map out similar and competing brands, market health and to assess opportunities for the Mamas & Papas concept across the capital. The resulting data, maps and review workshop have helped prepare us for the next phase of our expansion and made a complex market much more straightforward to assess. We look forward to partnering with LDC again in the future.”

– Jason Greenwood, Chief Financial Officer at Mamas & Papas

Securities Investors

Securities Investors

Through physical updates of over 500,000 businesses in 7,000 locations (GB), LDC supports buy and sell side investors with actionable insights on a market, location and company level.

We support the analysis of portfolios or retail and leisure companies as well REITs with exposure to UK commercial real estate.

Analysis is based on key parameters such as health, direction of travel, change over time, occupancy and vacancy, socio economic profiling and drive time population analysis.

Retail Performance Indicators

Health Score

Measure the vitality of a town or centre in terms of vacancy, anchor retailers presence, leisure offer and dwell time, charity shops presence and population per shop.

Direction of Travel

A key indicator for the ‘direction of travel’ in which a town or centre is moving, highlighting whether a town or centre is improving, stable or in decline.


LDC does not just rely on the data it collects in the field but also overlays a growing number of datasets to ensure you have the best insight upon which to make decisions.

Vacancy (200m)

This dashboard displays the vacancy rate vs. the number of units located within a 200 metre radius around a target location or asset within a town or centre.

Historical Vacancy

Average historical ‘Retail and Leisure’ vacancy combined for all High Streets, Shopping Centres and Retail Parks in which your store/selected fascia is present.

Persistent Vacancy

Persistent vacancy measures how long vacant units have been vacant for, by assessing the proportion of vacant units that have been vacant for a significant period of time

Classification Mix

The mix of businesses in a location determines its attractiveness. Benchmark these variances to similar but better-balanced locations.

Independents v Multiples

The ratio between independents and multiples determines the character of a town. Finding the right balance is key to the success of a town or location.

Proxy Retailers

Track proxy retailers (those retailers that are good to be nearby) and identify new opportunities based on previous experience and success.


Identify your competitors and see where they are opening or closing stores in and around your locations or even in locations where you have no presence.

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Our data is the most accurate and detailed data available on the market today. We update our data more frequently across more locations and in more detail than any other company out there.

Over 550,000 premises

We physically visit and verify over 550,000 retail & leisure premises across Great Britain on a strict 6-12 month cycle.

Over 3,000 locations

From the remotest locations in Scotland to the sprawling cities of Southern England we’ve got it covered.

1,000,000+ hi-res images

They say an image paints a thousand words – now you can see every detail from the comfort of your desk.

75,000+ updates per month

Our team of 70+ office and field researchers are continuously checking, verifying and updating our database.

Historical data back to 2008

Not only do we deliver the very latest data & insight on the retail & leisure market but we go back, way back to 2008.

Triple-checked for accuracy

As if physically visiting each unit was not enough, we triple-check every update back in the office for accuracy.

Nationwide coverage

Get the national view of the retail & leisure landscape by visiting thousands of high streets, shopping centres and retail parks.

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