PE Tech Report


UK M&A activity continued apace in Q3 2021, says EY’s Ivermee

Steve Ivermee, UKI Strategy and Transactions Leader at EY, comments on UK M&A activity for July–September 2021, published by the ONS. “M&A activity in the UK continued apace in the third quarter of the year, with the ONS recording GBP46.5 billion worth of deals transacted.   “In total, 453 inward,


PE secondaries market sees surge in interest

The private equity secondaries market is seeing a sharp uptick in first-time allocations, according to a leading investment consultant, marking a sea change in fortunes for a once unloved asset class.   Anna Morrison, Senior Director, Private Equity at London advisor bfinance, told Private Equity Wire that a “fascinating” change

Europe’s venture capital market booming in 2021

The last 16 months have provided every aspect of society with an unprecedented challenge, yet Europe’s venture capitalists are fuelling a red-hot market that looks to be anything but challenged.  While the startup market is booming globally, Europe’s scene of private startup investment deserves close attention for the particularly astounding

The average value of a UK growth stage company reached GBP100m in 2020

British Patient Capital has commented on the British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker which reveals the average pre-money valuation of a growth stage private company reached over GBP100 million. At GBP100.8 million in 2020 this is an increase of 92 per cent compared to 2019. In growth stage tech

Chris Gauld Equator

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health

Shining brighter in light of global change

By A Paris — From the appeal of no income tax, to the supportive business community and the weather and lifestyle it offers, Florida has continued on its upward trajectory as an attractive location for financial and technology firms.

Jason Elmer

Ongoing maintenance vital for successful cybersecurity

Cybersecurity cannot be a onetime implementation exercise. It requires ongoing management, review and maintenance. And although there has been significant growth in private equity (PE) managers adopting cybersecurity software and solutions, there is still considerable progress to be made.


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