Deals SOAR 257%
Private Equity again making the right impact
The number of UK listed companies taken private by private equity firms jumped from seven to 25 in private equity boom year.
The total value of UK listed companies taken private by private equity firms in 12 months to 30 September 2020, research compiled by BDO has found.
The audit challenger firm said falls in share prices of some UK listed companies have made them a more attractive prospect to private equity houses, as Covid-19 and Brexit have depressed the valuations of UK listed shares versus their international counterparts.
As of 20 November, the FTSE100 had fallen 16 per cent from its value at the start of the year, compared to falls of 9 per cent for the French CAC 40 index and just 2 per cent for the German DAX. The S&P 500 index in the United States rose by 9 per cent in the same period.
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