Investing in sustainable assets has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The growth of sustainable investing has led to many investment directors setting up sustainability-focused funds, focusing on sustainability-related issues and opportunities when making sustainable investment decisions. These funds are part of a seismic shift in the investment world, where sustainable investing is […]
Fleur Hicks, CEO of onefourzero, explores the renewed importance of using data to make informed decisions on private equity investments. Investing in the process of accurate commercial forecasting has never been more critical, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The economic and geopolitical headwinds that dominated the second half of 2022 have resulted in a […]
2021 was defined by a flurry of deal activity, where new deal value and exit records were broken repeatedly. However, since then, the private equity market has experienced a fundamental shift. Today, it’s less about what you can get with an asset than what you can do with it in the medium and long term—investors are keen to purchase assets with plenty of value creation potential.
Alongside the capital risk of suboptimal investments, private equity firms also risk the opportunity cost of devoting time and significant diligence spend on opportunities that do not pan out. But what can firms do if they are unfamiliar with a given asset or industry? Onefourzero’s new market snapshot report provides a short-turnaround, cost-effective means of kicking the tyres on a prospective sector or asset.
Credible vendor due diligence is becoming more important to prospective buyers and is increasingly commissioned earlier in a planned sale to identify late-stage value creation opportunities and exit preparedness enhancements.
UK consumers are facing a challenging economic climate with a recession looming. However, for some, the true extent of damage to finances may not have hit home just yet.
Here at onefourzero, we often have catch-up meetings with clients to give insights into the markets and trends. This is all normal practice when cultivating business partnership relationships, of course. We are, after all, here to help and have access to up-to-the-minute market data. However, we have noticed that many assume that a data-led approach […]
Despite challenging conditions in the broader market, the tech, B2B, and healthcare sectors have been thriving in recent months. After a standout year in 2021, private equity slowed down in the first half of 2022 due to a sink in investor sentiment. Private equity transactions have slowed in 2022 due to a raft of new […]
Acquiring assets in an unfamiliar industry is a risk. So how can firms be sure that the sector or asset of interest is a fit for their organisation before approaching a seller? Organisations interested in acquiring an asset may not have enough prior knowledge of the industry to make an informed decision about whether it […]
Undertaking robust commercial due diligence during the M&A process is vital. The process helps to identify and manage potential risk areas, highlights opportunities for growth and expansion, determines if an asset is the right fit and has the potential to strengthen your negotiating position to get a better deal. In addition, third-party early-stage commercial due […]