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Private Equity in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Private Equity Market Research Report | SIC K64.303 | May 2016

In funds: Economic expansion has supported consistent revenue growth over the past five years

IBISWorld’s Private Equity market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Blackstone Group Blackstone Group market share
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The United Kingdom is the largest European centre for the management of private equity investments and funds, and is second only to the United States in terms of global importance. Private equity funds focus on generating long-term returns, typically within a 10-year period. The aftermath of the financial crisis brought the industry to its knees due to plummeting investment and fund raising activity and dwindling asset valuations. As a result the industry is projected to expand from a low revenue base.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4% over the five years through 2016-17. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to remain below pre-crisis levels in real terms... purchase to read more

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Buyouts account for 55% of private equity investment. Management buyouts, where a company's management purchases the company with support from a private equity firm, are particularly common. Management buy-ins, when an outside management team with financial backing from a private equity fund buys a company and replaces its management, are rarer.

The other major form of buyout is one in which private equity managers buy a controlling interest in a company directly. Often, some or all of the company's management team is replaced and its strategy is overhauled. This type of buyout is often used to take a public company private. When it is financed with a high level of debt, it can be referred to as a leveraged buyout (LBO). Thi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Private Equity Industry?

Companies in this industry manage private equity funds – a type of collective investment fund that targets investment in private companies – on behalf of investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and individual investors. They generate revenue by charging management fees for their services.

Industry Products
BuyoutsExpansion capitalReplacement capitalVenture capital
Industry Activities
Managing private equity fundsHelping to manage portfolio companies

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