Turning a specialist vehicle business into a cleaner version of the same needs management drive and determination. David Prosser gets under the bonnet of Rutland’s investment in WN VTech
ESG has arguably been the most talked-about topic in private equity – publicly, at least – says Andrew Green, a corporate partner at Addleshaw Goddard. But what is being said and what does it mean in the buy-out world?
Matching an investor’s USP with a management team’s priorities was a big challenge, says Claire Davis, partner at LAVA Advisory Partners.
The sheer scale of energy transition projects means there will be no lack of demand for private capital to be deployed in infrastructure. In the UK, however, rising costs are creating a deliverability issue. Andy Thomson reports.
The travel industry has rallied strongly after COVID-19 lockdowns and, despite concerns over cost-of-living pressures, the sector is firmly on the private equity deal radar.
In a fast-moving tech world, business messaging expert Commify has adapted to stay the distance. New investment from ECI will help take it to the next level.
The climate has changed for the private equity investor. M&A is down, valuation multiples are being recalculated and debt markets are tightening. With all this as a backdrop, Rutland Partners’ Will Southgate explains how the special situations firm is investing in the current market.
Female-founded businesses are beginning to see an increase in investment, but when it comes to scaling and achieving exit, there is much more to be done.
As a leading centre for investment capital, London needs a healthy IPO market. David Prosser looks at the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive market for capital and businesses considering a listing.
While times continue to be tough, there is interest in inventive mid-market deals. Jason Sinclair looks at the figures and profiles the 10 most successful firms.
Interest rates are rising, but what’s on the horizon? EY’s Zoe Clarke looks at what the forecasts mean for both private and public mid-market M&A.
In January, Connection Capital made a healthy return selling Carter Accommodation, a construction industry business, to the French Modulaire Group in a deal done during COVID-19 restrictions. Jason Sinclair looks at how the company and its private equity overcame some big challenges.
Show you have the long-term interests of the business at heart, says Peter Barrand, managing director of Newable Capital, as he describes the process of investing in London Fire Solutions.
Gary Partridge, managing director of Lexington Corporate Finance, had to keep his nerve when advising on the carve-out and MBO of Improve International.
The enduring shift to online sales meant Virgin Wines’ IPO delivered a great outcome for all parties, says Mobeus director Ed Wass.
WestBridge Capital partner Guy Davies speaks to Marc Mullen about the challenges that face small-cap private equity in the UK, as well as detailing the achievements of WestBridge so far.
Six acquisitions in three years proved part of a successful growth strategy for LDC-backed communications provider Babble. In November 2020, a controlling stake was sold to Graphite Capital, valuing the communications business at £90m. Alice Murray finds out about a deal during lockdown, and where the high-tech company is going next.
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