Private Equity 2018 in review
It’s been a tumultuous year, particularly as no Brexit deal has (at time of writing) been reached yet. Still, the private equity 2018 scene overall was very positive, with a large number of deals and impressive exits to mark the year. Over the first 3 quarters in the European private equity markets, deal-making activity has […]
Why Private Equity loves pets
Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity from Private Equity firms in the pet supply industry. London-based firm Cinven last week bought the Hungarian manufacturer Partner in Pet Food for an undisclosed sum, while earlier this month US firm L. Catterton sold premium pet food manufacturer Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for $2 billion, making an […]
Does Norway’s snub spell the end for Sovereign Wealth Funds investing in Private Equity?
Last week, Norway’s government made headlines by prohibiting the nation’s $1 trillion Sovereign Wealth Fund from investing in private equity – the first nation to do so. The Norwegian government cited lack of transparency and high fees as reasons for this unprecedented decision – with the finance ministry arguing that Private Equity is “unsuitable” as […]
Is unchanging Brexit sentiment changing the UK investment landscape?
Investor sentiment towards Brexit remains negative overall, according to new data from onefourzero. With one year to go until the UK is set to leave the European Union, government efforts to reassure investors seem to have been largely unsuccessful. In the nearly two years since the Brexit referendum, the British economy hasn’t fallen into recession […]
Women and Private Equity: we are only at the beginning
Women’s rights have been high on the agenda in the past 12 months, and this week, with International Women’s Day, we highlight both the achievements and celebrate how far we have come, as well as recognising how far we have yet to go. The world of finance has been a slow proponent to women’s equality […]