Healthcare and tech are investment hotspots. Valerie Kendall, one of the founding partners of WestBridge, talks about the MBO of Channel 3 Consulting.
Alice Murray, founding editor of private equity title The Drawdown reviews the fourth edition of Private Equity Demystified in which John Gilligan and the late Professor Mike Wright explain the asset class.
Successful deal origination is important for corporate financiers. Marc Mullen speaks to advisers and uncovers private equity’s take on it
Having successfully weathered 2020’s COVID-19 storm, UK private equity has proven its resilience. Nicholas Neveling speaks to investors from across the Corporate Finance Faculty about the outlook for buy-outs, growth capital investment and exits over the next 12 months.
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.
The enduring shift to online sales meant Virgin Wines’ IPO delivered a great outcome for all parties, says Mobeus director Ed Wass.
Just outside Doncaster is Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to more than 70 different species. Independent private sector growth investment firm BGF is backing its expansion during the most uncertain economic times since the Second World War. Brian Bollen reports on the YWP, its history and what may be in store in future.
Completing an investment in a health sector business during lockdown is no mean feat. Jason Sinclair looks at how WestBridge Capital – advised by KPMG – persevered through hard times to back the Bespoke Health & Social Care management buy-out, completed in June this year
Buy-and-builds have always been popular private equity strategies. Done well, they provide a shortcut to growth and increasing value on exit. But there will be new reasons for turning to buy-and-build platforms as businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis, reports Marc Mullen
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.
With private equity booming, our sharp-shooting columnist Jon Moulton fears that there’s not enough skin in the game
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