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What does a Biden presidency mean for Private Equity?

By Ioan Phillips, Senior Political Analyst Joe Biden has finally been confirmed as US President, following several fraught days of ballot-counting. But what does his victory mean for Private Equity? Many in the industry will be glad to see the back of the volatility that characterised policy-making in the Trump administration. While the platform Biden ran on suggests higher taxation and tighter regulation overall (trends that are typically negative for deal activity),...

GK wins Specialist Due Diligence Provider of the Year at Unquote British Private Equity Awards

GK Strategy is delighted to have received the Specialist Due Diligence Provider award at the British Private Equity Awards. We are proud to have had so much support from our clients, and are grateful to everyone who voted for us. Over the last year, GK has completed 35 mandates across its two core offerings: environmental,...

Vote for GK at the British Private Equity Awards 2019!

GK Strategy is delighted to be nominated as Specialist Due Diligence Provider of the Year in the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2019. The shortlist is drawn up by a panel of industry experts and then opeen to a public vote, so we would really appreciate your support in voting for GK here:  

Private Equity: a look ahead in times of uncertainty

With political uncertainty at an all-time high and asset prices sky rocketing, some investors are acting with caution, but should they be? Private equity veteran, Tim Farazmand, discusses what to expect from the sector over the next financial year and how investors should navigate the challenging landscape. What are the biggest challenges and threats facing the private equity market right now? The amount of dry powder is causing fierce competition, which is...

Working with management teams of investor backed businesses

There are many reasons why investor backed businesses look for support as they progress through their investment cycle. Many businesses securing PE backing for the first time oftentimes lack what they need: For example, they do not have the internal infrastructure and communications structures in place to support sustainable long-term growth on day one. For others, they have long received PE backing and are seeking new areas for growth. GK working with Management teams Over the past...

Casual Dining and Private Equity Investment

According to a recent report published by the Centre for Retail Research, a staggering 10,000 workers in Britain’s casual dining market lost their jobs during 2018. This shocking statistic comes even though, since 2010, the casual dining market has experienced huge growth, with a 16% increase in the number of restaurants, according to real estate adviser Altus. In more recent years, private equity has taken advantage of this...

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GK Strategy 29th Jan, 2019 Insight
Due Diligence , Private Equity
3 min read

Social Housing: the end of private equity involvement?

Over the last year, GK have provided political, policy and regulatory risk analysis advice on several deals across the housing sector, ranging from the private rented sector to social housing. This increase in deal flow in the sector reflects that in recent years, private investment has plugged a much-needed gap in the affordable housing supply. In light of Theresa May’s announcement at the

Bribery and Corruption : How Do They Relate to ESG?

The governance component of ESG (environmental, social and governance) is too often largely identified with the architecture of board oversight – from board composition and remit, to specific sustainability responsibilities. But UN Anti-Corruption Day reminds us that bribery and corruption is of one the biggest issues that lies within the scope of governance. The UN states that this is “one of the biggest impediments to achieving the  

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GK Strategy 12th Dec, 2018 Insight
ESG , Investment , Private Equity
2 min read