The Role of Private Equity in Supporting Shareholder Ambitions

Sam Forman, Associate Director at Gambit Corporate Finance LLP explores the role of private equity in supporting shareholder ambitions, considering the impact of Covid-19 on investment appetite and accumulated funds.

There is now an abundance of funds across all areas of the market, sectors and geographies with private equity no longer an option only suitable for mega-deals. Investment can be used to realise value created and provide an exit or de-risk shareholders, fund business growth, pursue value-enhancing acquisitions and often brings an experienced investment team as a partner that can provide support and expertise to the boardroom and accelerate and augment future value creation.

Understanding fund characteristics, approach, sweet spots and how best to present an investment case are vital to securing a desirable outcome, both on day one and any future realisation event. Working alongside experienced advisers can help navigate sourcing investment and executing a deal making sure stakeholder interests are protected and key objectives met, maximising value and opportunity in the short and long term.

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