Globalscope member in the UK, Corbett Keeling, contributes to the the latest edition of UK Private Company Director, the quarterly newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses. This latest edition looks at the following topics:
- Despite weakness in some segments, private company deal making activity overall proved pretty resilient, and many sellers are still managing to obtain good valuations
- The new Insolvency Act contains useful measures – some temporary, others permanent – which should help
businesses struggling to stay afloat as a result of the crisis
- The steepest decline in economic growth since World War II has taken a toll on stock markets, but should investors now be positioning themselves for a rebound
While there has been, as expected, a drop in the number of private businesses sold since April, the overall figures for the second quarter of the year are well above the levels seen during the global financial crisis and we continue to see lots of activity in the market. Private equity firms and some trade buyers have plenty of funds available and are actively looking for opportunities to put that money to work.
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