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It looks like UK private equity firms have tapped in to their ‘inner Gallic’ sensibilities. Rather than get all hot and flustered at the prospects of Brexit for their European deal making, they appear to have responded with a swift shrug of the shoulders and a perfunctory ‘Meh’. During 2021, UK general partners charged across the channel to do business with their cosy neighbours, completing some 442 deals. One wonders what all the Brexit fuss was about. Like the cigar smoke on a late summer afternoon, it seems to have evaporated like a bad memory. That good old British pragmatism is alive and well!

inspired by City AM

IPEM 2022: A global village experience for private markets

It looks like UK private equity firms have tapped in to their ‘inner Gallic’ sensibilities. Rather than get all hot and flustered at the prospects of Brexit for their European deal making, they appear to have responded with a swift shrug of the shoulders and a perfunctory ‘Meh’. During 2021, UK general partners charged across the channel to do business with their cosy neighbours, completing some 442 deals. One wonders what all the Brexit fuss was about. Like the cigar smoke on a late summer afternoon, it seems to have evaporated like a bad memory. That good old British pragmatism is alive and well!

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Extended fee breaks could be just the tonic for LPs!

LPs have had such a thirst for private equity in recent years that they’ve drunk the bar dry! Some no longer have capacity to take on additional capital commitments, impelling GPs to come up with ever more creative ways to entice them into their latest buyout funds. It’s been an incredible period for PE fundraising but even the best parties fizzle out. This next period could be the most competitive yet as GPs look to out-compete their peers on the dance floor.

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