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Private equity

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


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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.

On my CV Claire Davis

Matching an investor’s USP with a management team’s priorities was a big challenge, says Claire Davis, partner at LAVA Advisory Partners.

Private equity investment in sport

Investment in rugby in the past three years reflects pandemic-affected sport's bid to get back on a stable commercial footing. Nicholas Neveling asks why private equity is attracted to sport and finds rugby is one that is seen to have untapped potential.

Famous corporate buy-out revisited

As Henry Kravis and George Roberts step away from their giant investment company KKR, Sean Beaney reflects on Barbarians at the Gate, the book written about their $25 billion takeover of RJR Nabisco and the hyper capitalism of the late 1980s.

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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Private Equity Demystified

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