Private Equity

Articles on UK private equity, featuring latest news on buyouts, investments and exits, plus analysis on the advantages and risks for investors and those seeking capital.


70% of GPs plan to invest outside their home country in the next year

An IPM survey shows that general partners are feeling good about the year ahead in the private equity market

Growth Planning

Stephen Welton, BGF Q&A: ‘We want to help you make a quantum leap’

BGF was set up after the financial crisis to help fast-growing companies accelerate even faster. It has become the most active investor in Britain, ploughing £2bn into scale-ups

Alternative Finance for Business

How to find and pitch your business to an angel investor

Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, explains what angel investors look for if they are thinking of investing in your growth business.

Venture Capital Funding

European companies raise £4.4bn of venture capital in first three months

Strongest-ever first quarter sees €5.1bn in VC funding ploughed into 339 deals - a 76pc rise year on year

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

Private equity

Interview: Tim Smallbone, Partner at Inflexion Private Equity Partners

The partner explains how the firm values companies, why some deals fail and how businesses are like Premier League footballers and teams.

Private equity

The ten biggest private equity firms in the world

As private equity fundraising levels continue to grow, GrowthBusiness looks at the biggest firms and most active sectors.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Maven Capital Partners leads £20 million MBO of window and door hardware firm

Maven describes itself as one of the UK's most active private equity houses and has invested over £350 million in British business since 2009.

Exit Strategies

How to choose the right exit strategy

Here, a variety of business experts investigate the pros and cons of selling up via MBO or a trade sale.


Why large VC fundraises may not always be suitable for scale up companies

Luke Davis, CEO and founder of PE firm IW Capital argues why large VC fundraises aren't always the best option for company's looking to scale up.

Venture Capital Funding

VCT Interview: Andrew Wolfson, MD of Pembroke VCT

Andrew Wolfson, MD of Pembroke VCT on some of the trusts success stories in the investment space.

Exit Strategies

UK Power Reserve sold to Sembcorp for £216 million

Exit follows revenue and headcount rise since 2015.