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Private equity

Insights into growth capital, buyouts and follow-on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).


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Results matter Dave Prosser

With an £18m investment from LDC, the future is looking healthy for innovative drug development company TMC. David Prosser learns of plans for international expansion

Two Heads are better than one

With private equity looking for quality assets, a management team that has been there, done that and got the T-shirt is very appealing. Jason Sinclair looks at how Gresham House Ventures and BGF teamed up to invest in Panthera Biopartners.

Nothing gained

Is too much venture capital chasing too little return? Has too much enthusiasm led to a bubble? Jon Moulton reflects on an excess of investor cash looking for a home

Call-up Capital

Mobeus Equity Partners’ investment in telesales company Gungho Marketing was really all about pulling together. David Prosser speaks to the investor and its advisers on the management buy-out

Busy in Buy-outs

As we enter a tougher economic period, Jason Sinclair looks at the past five and a half years of deal activity as we profile the 10 firms completing the most mid-market deals.

What ESG means to private equity

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?

Land that time forgot

Jon Moulton argues that the idea that big buy-out funds can keep growing doesn’t make sense. But then again, he thought that 10 years ago, too.

In-depth profiles

Building a deal in the construction business

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.

Westbridge Capital Profile

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.

High tech acquisitions

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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A chapter on buyouts in this step-by-step guide to the sale and purchase process, focusing on key commercial, tax and legal issues.

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Private Equity Demystified

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