Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thanks for nothing in the Budget, Spreadsheet Phil

UK chancellor Philip Hammond bigged up ex-Permira man Damon Buffini in his Budget speech but also closed a private equity tax loophole.

Private equity firm launches without “bridge” or “oak” in name

The founder of new firm Apiary Capital Partners, former Bowmark senior partner Mark Salter, has gone for a bee-related moniker.

The private equity pair you think are brothers – but aren’t

Andy Currie and Steve Currie, managing partner and partner at corporate finance house Catalyst, are not brothers – or related at all.

The investor that “hearts” financial engineering

The term "financial engineering" is taboo in most of the private equity industry but a job advert from Investcorp suggests it didn't get that memo.
Kylie Minogue 90s private equity

A Brexit report that comes with a 90s playlist

A report on Brexit from consultancy MJ Hudson was accompanied by suggestions of suitable 90s tunes from artists including Kylie.

The changing role of technology due diligence

Intuitus's Calum Stewart reviews how the evolution of technology and IT has impacted the role of due diligence in private equity.

Guest comment: Real Deals founding editor Grant Murgatroyd on his private equity journey

Real Deals founding editor Grant Murgatroyd recalls launching the title in 1999 and the journey private equity has been on since.

The private equity professional who loves philosophy

Private equity adviser Alantra's executive chair Santiago Eguidazu moonlights as an editor of philosophy texts.
Ross Butler

Guest comment: former editor Ross Butler on the industry’s rise

Former Real Deals editor Ross Butler provides a frank and contrarian take on the state of the private equity industry and the challenges it faces.
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Bad publicity: private equity’s most embarrassing moments

Deal announcements used to be accompanied by photos of buyout execs and management teams in some very compromising positions. We delved into the archives in search of the worst culprits.
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