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.

What is private equity?

Private equity firms use the money raised from institutional investors to acquire several (usually 10 – 15) private businesses. They aim to own and grow them for 3 – 5 years, and sell them for a profit, generating return for their investors.

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