TrenchPress

Playing the Private Equity Game

Ancient redbrick universities such as Oxford have long conjured up images of intellectual supremacy and academic achievement, but increasingly they are also business-focused organisations with a clear stake in the private equity world. It now runs its own private equity courses, proving just how ubiquitous the needs of business are in today’s modern world. It’s a topic that covers leveraged buyouts, corporate turnarounds, growth capital and venture capital.

Image Credit

Some would also see it as capitalism at its most extreme, and it’s fair to say that private equity doesn’t have the most positive image. In the British press, it is often used as shorthand for corporate greed.

Leveraged Buyouts and More

The most typical or ‘pure’ type of private equity transaction is a leveraged buyout, as a sizeable proportion of public corporations are under-leveraged and have a great deal of capital to play with, especially in the current context of historically low interest rates. Private equity investors working within frameworks are keen to show the colour of their money to investors.   For more information and to use a specialist in this matter an Equity Release Gloucestershire company could help with this at links like https://www.palmermortgages.co.uk/financial-services/equity-release-gloucestershire/

Organisations will use private equity schemes to finance a corporate acquisition in a leveraged buyout, ensuring predictable and steady cash flows, pending a corporate restructure and an onward sale for profit.

A Growing Asset Class

This type of asset class shows attractive headline returns, primarily because of accounting methods that use the IRR method to determine returns and fees. This is because of the nature of private equity, which flips funds and deals and never fully invests as it would in an ETF situation, for example.

It looks as though private equity is only set to grow. The Yale University endowment fund revealed venture capital returns of over 92pc in twenty years using this IRR method. The calculation would drop to 32pc if a time-weighted method was used.

The fact is that private equity makes returns for its investors, and the sector is growing and yet to fully mature. It is also a highly favoured asset glass in emerging markets and, fascinatingly, the career area is now the first choice of MBAs graduating from Oxford. Those keen to benefit will therefore be wise to look at investment via endowments and pension funds or employment in the field.

Digital tools and channels now essential in traditional marketing

Although most marketers are now au fait with digital marketing as a channel, many do not yet fully appreciate that integrated marketing campaigns must incorporate these channels alongside traditional offline marketing activities. This is why you should look to use a professional Cheltenham PR Agents or one in your local area. Target Group provide PR in Cheltenham if you are looking for PR and wider marketing advice and support.  Read more

How to get the most from an indoor sports facility

Indoor sports facilities have huge potential and can be profitable all year round. Many people associate sport and activity with outdoor venues, but there are many advantages to indoor facilities, especially with our often-inclement weather! With some clever planning, forward thinking and the right promotion, an indoor sports facility can be active and thriving all year round. Here are some ways to make that a realistic prospect: Read more

The use and fall of Asbestos.

Say the word Asbestos and you will usually get a fearful reaction and rightly so as if it is not handled properly then it can be very hazardous to health causing the lung condition asbestosis. It can also cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. However, before the dangers of the substance were known, and it took a very long and lengthy legal process to prove that it was, Asbestos was a widely used substance for building and commercial projects. In fact, it was viewed originally as a miracle material. It is extremely heat resistance, perfect for electrical insulation and is very strong yet light. It can also absorb sound making it a great insulator and it was these properties that saw it added to cement and its widespread use through the twentieth century. The dust and fibres can be deadly so a Dust Monitor is essential use. http://www.mattsmonitors.co.uk/construction-dust-monitors.html can provide you with some options. Read more

Dealing with a Broken Window

No one wants to have to deal with a broken window, but accidents will invariably happen at some point. If one of your windows does break, it’s important to clean up and have it repaired as quickly and safely as possible. Otherwise you risk damage to your property, and your home won’t be secure. Read more

Scroll To Top