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.
Mid-market firms are taking advantage of a highly favourable fundraising market to target smaller deals through dedicated funds. But how successful will these lower mid-market endeavours be?
It’s far from a new phenomenon, but LPs are bulking up their deal teams and diversifying their investment initiatives – and private equity firms...
Following the collapse of UK retailer BHS last year, pensions became a hot button topic for the government and dealmakers alike. As a result,...
Private equity firms are shedding their Luddite reputations and utilising data and technology in ways that were previously unimaginable.
In an increasingly expensive and mature market, buy-and-build strategies will continue to proliferate.
After much hype, GP-led fund restructurings have finally arrived in earnest. And they may be the secondary market’s last golden opportunity of this cycle.
The last year has seen a number of high-profile corporate carve-outs come to market. Private equity firms have been eager acquirers of these unloved assets.
The merger between Alantra and Catalyst Corporate Finance demonstrates how independent operators have adapted their approach to gain a greater share of the private equity advisory market.