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.
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.