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Private equity and buyouts

Find out more about private equity, management buy-outs and leveraged buy-outs through our selection of articles, books and other resources.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Private equity is reshaping US healthcare

Article looks at private equity's investment and role in the US healthcare industry

Private equity gains appetite for food

This article explores the increasing number of private equity firms in the U.S. that are investing in specialty food firms

New normal sets in for Private Equity

The article reports that private equity firms are facing a record level of competition for deals, due to a growing arsenal of dry powder.

Predictions for a mature market

Article discusses the trends in the asset-based lending (ABL) industry in 2016 and forecasts the industry landscape in 2017. Topics include the influence of competition on ABL, the concerns over the increases in company valuations and the impact it will have on private equity and leveraged buyout, and the expected increases in the interest rate in 2017.

6 myths about venture capitalists

Diane Mulcahy, director of private equity for the Kauffman Foundation and a former venture capitalist, explains six common myths about venture capital.

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Useful links


British Venture Capital Association
Industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. The BVCA website includes case studies, technical updates and industry statistics. Access is to the member directory is available by subscription.

Publications and reports

BVCA Guide to private equity
A guide to private equity concepts from the BVCA, including a section on MBOs that looks at value creation in a management buyout, buy-out structure and debt finance in a management buyout transaction.

BVCA Research
The BVCA publishes industry research such as the annual reports on the Performance of portfolio companies and the industry Performance Measurement Survey as well as one-off reports such as Women in Limited Partners 2019 

International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines
Developed by AFIC, BVCA and EVCA for use by the private equity and venture capital industry in valuing private equity investments. The guidelines also provide a framework for fund managers and investors to monitor the value of existing investments.

Have yesterday’s challenges provided a foundation for tomorrow’s success?
The 2017 Global private equity fund and investor survey from EY, in collaboration with Private Equity International.

Private Equity publications
Private equity publications from PWC, including the annual (European) Private Equity Trends report 2019

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