Regulatory tailwinds boost private equity appetite for UK companies

Survey of 200 professionals

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UK private and listed businesses are the most attractive to private equity professionals compared to those in other parts of the world, according to research by Numis.

The study, which surveyed 200 UK-based senior private equity professionals, found that 85% of respondents viewed the UK as a better investment environment versus other geographies. Regulatory tailwinds were cited by 33% as a key factor supporting their view. Depressed valuations in UK public markets was also highlighted as an attractive feature for 29% of those polled. Numis: FTSE leaders bullish on revival of UK listings Despite this value opportunity in public assets, Numis analysts found current deal pipelines were focused on private assets, with 71% of respondents saying they p...

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