Fiddes Payne, the cooking ingredients company behind Jamie Oliver's seasonings range, has been speaking to advisers as it weighs up a possible sale to private equity.
Business secretary Vince Cable is upbeat on Italy's future despite the country's latest bond sale suffering contagion from investor nerves over Spain's grim outlook.
UK mid-cap growth is not being hampered by a lack of ambition or aversion to risk, rather businesses face a precarious world beyond their control, according to Better Capital's Jon Moulton.
Jon Moulton’s second Better Capital fund has sealed its inaugural deal by snapping up window specialist Everest.
The Business Growth Fund has made its second investment in a week with STATS, a maker of specialist tools for oil and gas repairs.
8 Miles LLP, the private-equity firm backed by Irish rock star Bob Geldof, has raised $200m to invest in Africa.
Sir Martin Broughton, the former chairman of Liverpool FC, has chalked up his first private equity investment.
The government’s recent decision to scrap new legislation that would tighten the rules of pre-pack administrations has the support of bankers and the private equity industry.
UK private equity experienced an annus mirabilis last year, with total deal volumes approaching pre-2009 levels despite a gloomy euro backdrop.
European fundraising is set for gridlock as investors struggle to find enough quality funds to absorb their piles of uninvested cash.
Private equity investors are staying surprisingly upbeat about private equity’s future returns, despite public market shocks of the summer hampering the debt market and depressing valuations.
Growth equity funds with 2007 vintages have bucked expectations with strong returns despite investing at the peak of the economic boom.