Cheap deals drive bidding for UK firms to 14-year high

The combined value of takeover attempts involving UK targets reached almost $217bn in 2021, compared to $58bn during the same period in 2020

Private equity

Private equity buyout deals to slow down in face of Brexit uncertainty

But Q4 2018 private-equity deals hit 10-year high in run-up to Christmas

Mergers & Acquisitions

Top six things to consider when acquiring a company

Adam Binks, CEO of SysGroup explains the best ways leaders should manage an acquisition process.


Ocean Outdoor exits from Smedvig after four years

LDC has led a secondary buy-out of Ocean Outdoor on the back of the business increasing its revenue by three-fold during Smedvig Capital's four year involvement.


RJD Partners backs Intrinsic buy-out

Mid-market private equity investors RJD Partners have backed the £30 million buy-out of Intrinsic Technology from its founder and majority shareholder Allan Gauld.


Buy-outs with bite

In the first six months of the year, private equity houses showed their appetite for food sector deals, according to a report by accountant and business adviser PKF.


The Art Group in private equity buy-out

The developer of a system allowing art gallery visitors to purchase prints via the internet has been acquired by turnaround specialist RCapital for an undisclosed sum.


Credit crunch may hit buy-out market, research claims

The UK buy-out market has hit a record high of £38.5 billion for the first nine months of 2007, already 45 per cent higher than the whole of 2006, according to data from the Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR). However, representatives of CMBOR's joint founders Barclays Private Equity and Deloitte anticipate a significant slowdown.


CEO leads Lambert Smith Hampton buy-out

The chief executive of property agency Lambert Smith Hampton is to buy the company with two of his fellow directors.

Venture Capital Funding

Ten steps to a successful buy-out

Spectacular returns can be achieved through an MBO. Nevertheless, some of the deals currently under consideration could well end in failure due to basic errors in judgement.


Gresham’s Swift buyout

Swift Technical, a specialist recruitment and relocation firm servicing the oil and gas sectors, has been acquired by its management in a deal backed by Gresham Private Equity.


Mixed future for buyout market

Spring is looking good for the UK and European buyout markets but it could be downhill from then on, according to latest figures from the Centre for Management Buyout Research.