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Private equity articles

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

Tough times for fundraising

Following a heady fundraising period, private equity now faces more tricky times. How are institutional investor appetites shifting? And how do firms raise capital in today’s market? Vicky Meek reports.

Roadshow: Shifting sands in the Middle East

While global economic challenges have had an impact on M&A in the Middle East, some sectors are extremely active. David Prosser speaks to the region’s corporate financiers.

Trendwatch: M&A in professional services

Consolidation strategies are driving professional services sector M&A in the UK. David Prosser looks at what’s on the horizon for consultancies, law firms and accountancy and advisory businesses.

Insider dealing: The Body Shop

The Body Shop, after a period of ownership by Brazilian beauty conglomerate Natura, has been taken over by private equity. Jason Sinclair looks at the deal.

The big infra challenge

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.

Comment: Will Southgate on investing in a challenging market

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.

London’s IPO market

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.

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