Like all other sectors of the business world, private equity must negotiate economic challenges. Experts comment that, because one of the key characteristics of PE funds is their ability to respond quickly to changing trends, the sector is better placed than most to steer its way through any external uncertainty. The UK market has remained particularly buoyant, with data from business intelligence experts, Bureau van Dijk, showing the volume of investments into UK businesses has grown year-on-year since 2016, and last year reached its highest levels in over a decade. At KBS Corporate, we have recognised continued interest in UK businesses from PE investors. Even in the midst of global uncertainty, we have seen an increase of 15% in private equity and investment deals in the first ten months 2020 compared to 2019.
31,616 Global private equity deals last year - 23% of all M&A deals