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How has coronavirus impacted the private equity market?

03 April 2020

The top priority for all private equity funds is to protect and maximise value in their existing investments. All private equity firms with existing investments will be assessing the outlook for each company and deciding what level of action to take in each case.

How not to waste time and money on the wrong merger partner

20 April 2017

It’s easy to be flattered by the initial advances of a potential merger partner. But allowing heart to rule head before giving an initial approach proper consideration can mean wasting time and money on a merger or acquisition that is destined to fail. So how do you understand whether the other side is a good fit for your firm?

Fit to merge? Why the shape you are in matters

You find a merger partner that ticks all the boxes strategically. You do coffee and lunch (several times); shake hands on a broad outline of a deal; share the news with business partners on a need-to-know basis and you are ready to get stuck into the nitty gritty of deal-making.

Kirsty Sandwell

Partner

Kirsty joined RSM in 2001 and was instrumental in building RSM’s London M&A and private equity offering.

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