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Private equity

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


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Healthy outlook: life sciences M&A

Dealmaking in the life sciences sector remains strong. David Prosser looks at patient capital investing in future patients.

Insider dealing: August Equity’s MBO of StarTraq

Carefully studying the opportunity in a niche sector has paid dividends for August Equity in the past. Investment partner Mickey Patel discusses the firm’s latest move into public sector software-as-a-service.

Roadshow: Southern charms

A combination of close links to London and a thriving ecosystem of owner-managed businesses seeking capital has kept volumes ticking over in the South of England, as Nicholas Neveling discovers.

Analysis: PE in the UK mid-market

After years of growth, private equity faced something of a reckoning in 2023, with new deals, exits and fundraising all down on previous years. So what’s the state of play in the UK mid-market? Vicky Meek investigates.

Building up cyber security

Cyber security is an ever-increasing issue for businesses. Following the launch of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty’s guide on cyber security in M&A, Marc Mullen looks at where advisers can help.

Insight: employee ownership trusts

Will the growing enthusiasm for employee ownership trusts be damped down by new legislation? David Prosser reports on the hopes and fears of those in the know.

Trendwatch: Industrials

Control of industrial assets and greening of old industry are two of the many drivers for M&A in the industrial sector. Jason Sinclair looks at recent transactions.

More than a greenwash

Investable businesses increasingly have to demonstrate their ESG credentials, but are firms actually delivering on their green commitments?

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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