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Two thirds of private equity houses now take ESG into account, but more progress remains to be made

Two thirds of private equity houses now take ESG into account, but more progress remains to be made

Almost two thirds (63 per cent) of UK private equity firms now take into account Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles in their investments but some firms risk falling behind as ESG rises up investors’ agendas, shows research by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP.

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VC exit values achieved second highest total ever in Q3 despite continued economic uncertainty

VC exit values achieved second highest total ever in Q3 despite continued economic uncertainty

Though external economic headwinds due to the coronavirus pandemic persisted in the third quarter, venture capital (VC) exit activity saw a major uptick, achieving the second highest exit values on record, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, a quarterly report on VC activity jointly produced by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). 

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Sarasin & Partners poised for further growth after weathering Covid storm

Sarasin & Partners poised for further growth after weathering Covid storm

Sarasin & Partners, a global thematic investment manager which invests responsibly on behalf of charities, private clients and institutions, has seen its assets under management (AuM) rise by 5.4 per cent (from GBP14.7 billion at the end of 2019 to GBP15.5 billion as at 9 September, 2020) over the course of a highly volatile 2020.