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Cairngorm: Brexit drives UK businesses towards PE

The London-based firm has bolstered its investment team with two appointments after opening an Edinburgh office.

Lyceum pulls fundraising, switches to deal-by-deal – exclusive

The UK mid-market investor has decided not to proceed with raising its fourth fund in the face of LP challenges.

Looking ahead: Europe in 2018

Fears of a bear market, declining UK appeal and Asian acquisitions are expected to dominate the continent in 2018.

UK private equity spends big after Brexit slump

Buyout values totalled €27.1bn across 181 deals this year, up from €14.7bn across 398 transactions in 2016, according to data from CMBOR.

Looking back: Europe in 2017

Private equity professionals have identified three key trends that helped to shape the European market during 2017.

Europe builds a case for add-ons

Acquisitions by private equity-backed companies with European headquarters rose 20% during the first half, according to Silverfleet Capital.

Heard on the streets of Amsterdam

PECA Family Office is planning to reduce its exposure to Europe as GPs and LPs voice concerns over its appeal in the Dutch capital.

Hermes ponders UK growth fund post-Brexit

Brexit could lead to a 'rich vein' of growth opportunities in the UK, head of private equity Peter Gale tells PEI.

Terra Firma’s King: Brexit is disrupting business

Brexit is a large contributor to challenges that have plagued Terra Firma’s portfolio company Four Seasons Health Care, he said at a PEI conference in New York.

Salary cuts bite European private capital execs

Some 15% of private capital executives saw a decrease in their year-on-year base salary in 2017, significantly higher than the 1% who reported a similar change last year.