Last year marked the 10th anniversary of our GP Trends research. We focused on how things had changed in the short- and medium-term, how Covid-19 had affected activity and how a decade of ups and downs – but mostly ups – helped the industry develop.

Now, as we demonstrate the research for the 11th report, we are glad to see optimism returning to the market. Most respondents anticipated last year that their firms would have to take dramatic action in response to Covid-19, but the majority now believe the economic impact has been less severe than expected.

In this year’s report, we begin by looking at the experience of managing a firm and a portfolio through Covid-19. We also feature some of the stories shared by senior professionals. Next, we turn to the changes that the pandemic and enforced remote working have brought about, before looking briefly at the potential reclassification of carry as income rather than capital gains.

Then, we look at diversity and inclusion through both a gender and an ethnicity lens, and look at career satisfaction and pay.

We next look at GP commitment and whether financial services firms really understand the private equity income profile, before looking at how deals are sourced, financed and structured. Our final topic is the road ahead and the opportunities for the industry.

 

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Private Equity Trends 2024

Our 13th annual Private Equity report explores the market and future predictions on decreasing valuation, asset financing, tax, ESG & more.

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    Helen now Co Heads the UK Direct lending origination business having joined Investec in 2014 from the Debt Finance team in Barclays where she worked as a Vice President of Origination. She joined Barclays in 2007 and undertook a variety of restructuring and lending roles across all size businesses, having graduated from Loughborough University with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and completed a Graduate Programme with Total UK.

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Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey

Fund Solutions

Our people are our difference. Give me a call today to find out what we can do for you.

Helen Lucas

Helen Lucas

Direct Lending

With over 16 years’ experience within the leveraged finance, restructuring and credit markets, Helen is responsible for sponsor coverage, origination and structuring of bespoke financing solutions for UK lower mid-market corporates and PE, with a particular focus on supporting sponsors with primary buy outs and buy and build opportunities. She also leads the sustainability initiative within our Private Equity group.

Helen now Co Heads the UK Direct lending origination business having joined Investec in 2014 from the Debt Finance team in Barclays where she worked as a Vice President of Origination. She joined Barclays in 2007 and undertook a variety of restructuring and lending roles across all size businesses, having graduated from Loughborough University with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and completed a Graduate Programme with Total UK.

Jonathan Arrowsmith

Jonathan Arrowsmith

Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Private Equity