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UK PE market braces for more uncertainty post no-deal Brexit

Capital raising, deal financing and talent retention will face more challenges, according to panellists at a private equity conference in London.
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UK’s BMO reports exit slowdown amid ‘real risk’ of recession

The £287m NAV trust posted £25.4m of total realisations and income in H1 2019, down from £29.9m at the same point last year.
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UK business media lures PE firms amid Brexit – report

PE firms show strong appetite for UK’s business media and information sector and closed on a record €3.6bn in total enterprise value in the 12 months to March.

Legal special: The five hot topics on lawyers’ minds

From the implications of Brexit to the growing number of GP-led restructurings, fund managers are wrestling with some weighty legal issues.

French private equity fundraising and deal-making has record year

The country’s PE industry gathered a record €18.7bn from investors last year, with foreign LPs contributing nearly half of total capital raised.
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France’s Access Capital slashes UK exposure due to Brexit ‘nightmare’

Commitments to UK funds account for between 7-10% of Access Capital Partners’ most recent fund of funds, down from as much as 25% in previous vintages.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.
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Human Capital special: Brexit brain drain is good news for continental PE

European firms could be well-placed to snap up talent from their London-based peers.
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Bleak prognosis for UK healthcare post-Brexit

Proponents of the sector are concerned restrictions on EU migration post-Brexit could have an impact on its appeal.

UK’s Bowmark ‘adapting focus’ as it hits Fund VI target

A key talking point with LPs was how UK firms are preparing for Brexit, managing partner Charles Ind told PEI.
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