What’s Next For Business Services?
As M&A activity slowed in the second half of 2022, business services deals experienced an uplift as firms turned to these companies to access recurring revenue and build resilience—662 deals were completed in the year between Q3 2021 and 2022. While other sectors are feeling the pinch of economic and geopolitical headwinds, business services firms are […]
Uncovering Attitudinal Gaps With Management Due Diligence
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising interest rates and soaring inflation meant that 2022 was characterised by crises. Unfortunately, 2023 will likely hold similar challenges that make forensically-accurate asset scrutiny critical. The general consensus is that now is not the time to take unnecessary risks, hence the need for robust and reliable due diligence that covers […]
Sustainable Investments: The Rise of Agritech and Sustainable Energy
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 […]
The Renewed Importance of Using Data to Make Informed Decisions
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 […]
What Does 2023 Hold For Private Equity?
2021 was always going to be a difficult year to beat, but 2022 brought long-lasting challenges that have sent shockwaves across the globe.
This begs the question: what does 2023 hold for private equity?
Thinking Like Technologists: How Can Companies Create a Data-driven Culture?
The days of decisions based on gut instinct are long gone. Instead, we have entered the age of data and analytics. Organisations across all sectors can now access vast amounts of data, which, combined with powerful analytics tools, allow them to gain insights to improve business operations and seize new market opportunities. However, many organisations […]
Value Creation Begins in Diligence
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.
Snapshot Due Diligence: The Onefourzero Market Snapshot Report
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.
Vendor Due Diligence: Controlling the Exit Narrative
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 Consumer Spending: Has The Recession Hit Home…Yet?
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.