Private equity - who, what and why?

Private equity - who, what and why?

Private equity is an established and growing industry in the UK and an increasingly important source of funding for privately-owned businesses. But with a number of different investment options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is where RSM comes in. 

Our private equity series will help you to understand who is involved in the journey, what it is and why it could be the answer your business is looking for. 

Private equity

What is private equity?

Private equity funds are generally private investment firms that buy companies that aren’t publicly traded. Their capital primarily comes from institutional and accredited investors, that commit long-term capital to be invested over time in 10-15 businesses. Read on to understand how private equity works and see which funds RSM works with.

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Private equity interactive PDF download

Get to know a selection of our private equity clients with our interactive PDF

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How does private equity work?

Private equity firms can help you make positive changes in your business. Read on to understand how private equity works and hear Rob Donaldson, head of corporate finance, explaining how a private equity deal works.

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Private equity

The rules of attraction

What makes corporates attractive to private equity investors? Hear LDC’s Jonathan Caswell and Graphite’s Simon May offer expert advice on how to attract private equity investors.
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Rhubarb

Living with private equity

What does a successful private equity investment look like and what is it like to be part of one? Hear about the benefits of a private equity investment from Rhubarb’s PB Jacobse.
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