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What is private equity?
Charlie Jolly

Private equity is a type of investment fund generally organised as limited partnerships that buy and restructure companies that aren’t publicly traded. Read on to understand how private equity works and see which funds RSM works with.

Navigate a successful fundraise - key considerations for management
David Blacher

02 May 2017

Typically raising growth capital rounds will involve cheque sizes of between £5-50m. Because of the high stakes, investors will want to carry out a very thorough examination of the business and so navigating a process can be complex and time consuming. Although there are many issues to consider, here we highlight four key considerations that are important for management.

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?

RSM survey reveals concerns by private equity specialists over Brexit vote
Charlie Jolly

09 May 2016

A survey carried out by RSM amongst private equity specialists has revealed that two thirds are planning to vote to remain in the EU when British voters take to the polling booths on 23 June, with only a fifth saying they would be voting to leave.

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.

Private equity

We work with a diverse range of private equity firms and recognise its positive impact.

Charlie Jolly

Partner, Head of Private Equity Coverage

Charlie is a Partner with over 14 years experience in the private equity market. He has worked with a broad range of private equity, venture capital and special situations funds in Europe, providing both corporate finance and non-transactional services.

The rules of attraction

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

Interview with Graphite

Simon May, Graphite, discusses what makes a company attractive to private equity investors.

Interview with LDC

Jonathan Caswell, LDC, discusses the benefit of gaining private equity investment for your business.