The government has granted small privately-backed businesses a welcome reprieve in its autumn statement by scrapping the investment cap for VCTs.
Virgin Money has bought the âgood bankâ arm of nationalised UK lender Northern Rock as part of a consortium co-helmed by US turnaround private equity house WL Ross & Co.
Only four per cent of companies believe their performance has been harmed by private equity backing, according to a new survey from BDO.
Conditions in the UK private equity industry are forecast to improve over the next five years, new research claims.
Earnings growth beats leverage as the most significant factor in delivering returns in European mid-market buyouts.
The Business Growth Fund has notched up its second deal in as many weeks.
According to new figures from Preqin, general partners that closed their funds in 2008 still have a huge amount of “dry powder” to invest.
Peter Jones is being lined up to become chairman of Comet, the floundering electricals retailer.
Labour party leader Ed Miliband launched a scathing attack on private equity in his conference speech today. Read his diatribe here.
Private equity ownership of volatile creative businesses is harmful, says Jimmy Mulville, the boss of TV production company Hat Trick Productions.
Recent turbulence on stock markets has hit the listed private equity sector hard, plunging share price to net asset value ratios even further.
Private equity exits returned to health in 2010, nearly doubling on the previous two years as the asset class rebounded from the lows of the recession.