Mark Billige, the UK managing partner of Simon-Kucher, a consultancy specialising in top line growth, reveals how his firm has worked with portfolio companies to deliver double-digit earnings increases within weeks of taking on private equity ownership.
DuckerFrontier’s Scott Ulnick, Tom Bottomley and Martina Bozadzhieva discuss the changing due diligence needs of dealmakers in a competitive market and how to make decisions against an uncertain macroeconomic backdrop.
Real Deals looks at the three key themes influencing the industry's direction of travel.
Venture fundraising and deal activity soared in 2018. But where are managers deploying their swelling warchests? Real Deals runs the rule over five sectors where investor interest is at its hottest.
After BEX Capital’s record fund of funds secondaries fundraise, managing partners’ Benjamin Revillon and Erwin Roex explain the innovative X shares model and why this model could be used across the industry.
Evolver partner Erik Flodin speaks to Real Deals about the challenges involved in raising a maiden fund and why the Nordic small-cap market presents a perfect opportunity.
Madrid-based Sherpa Capital made its name in special situations but has now secured €150m for its first growth capital fund.
Fund restructuring, succession, carry and gender equality were among the themes debated by private equity's leading dealmakers and investors at Mid-Market 2018.
Imbiba, which invests up to £5m in growing hospitality companies, secured its £50m debut fund thanks to a cornerstone commitment from the British Business Bank.
Frustrated by “tick-box” exercises and unreliable vendor-led projects, private equity firms are demanding more of their due diligence providers.