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.
Data-led Diligence Isn’t Just a Consumer Play
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 […]
Recent Deals in the Tech, B2B, and Health Sectors
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 […]
Moving Quickly and Carefully: Onefourzero’s Recession Toolkit
The UK is expected to be in a recession until summer 2023. For several months, fears of a recession have led investors to place more emphasis on identifying M&A risk factors early. More than ever, investors are keen to put their money into businesses with healthy fundamentals that can weather economic shocks with a solid […]