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Private equity

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


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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.

Reporting issues in private equity and venture capital

There are more than 5,000 private equity and venture capital-backed companies in the UK and about 90% of that capital is in SMEs. Gurpreet Manku looks at the key legal and reporting issues facing the sector, including the National Security and Investment Act, public interest entities and fund structures.

Private equity in recovery from the pandemic

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.

The expansion of Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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.

COVID19 buyout Bespoke Health and Social Care

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

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

Private Equity Demystified

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