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Assessing bolt-on risks and opportunities in a time of huge political and economic uncertainty

It’s an uncomfortable truth, but the impact of COVID means that many companies now seem attractive and viable investment opportunities. Many of the investors we speak to expect to see more appealing valuations and more assets becoming available, as owner managers and...

Weak pound and economic uncertainty: an opportunity for US investors?

With uncertainty over Brexit continuing to hit investor confidence and the “Pound on a rollercoaster” in the currency markets, there has been a noticeable slowdown in deal volume in the domestic M&A market whilst people wait for a resolution...

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GK Strategy 23rd Oct, 2019 Insight
Brexit , Investment , investors , UK Politics
2 min read

Creating market value: why invest in strategic communications

Why investors and investor-backed businesses should invest in strategic communications Creating market value is the name of the game for private equity investors. The moment an investor buys an asset, it immediately joins the queue to be sold again. Straight away there is significant pressure to make changes to ensure it grows and can secure a higher multiple on exit. I was at a talk recently and an investor spoke about how they could only make three to five big strategic choices...

Five tips on how best to engage investors on ESG

Hundreds of private equity (PE) firms face an April deadline to report against the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment). It’s a good time then to consider how PE can best engage with their investor base on ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors when raising funds or communicating about their portfolios. The temptation is to report lots of ESG data about the portfolio – as several big PE firms do – but this requires significant...

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GK Strategy 14th Mar, 2019 Insight
ESG , investors
3 min read