The study showed that France was the most active market in volume with 85 buy-outs
, just ahead of Germany with 76.
However, although buy-outs
dropped to record levels in 2009, he said there was some positive news in that in the last quarter of the year the volumes of deals picked up.
Those are the central findings of a review carried out in a joint initiative by the Deloitte and Touche and Barclays Private Equity consultancy and the Irish Centre for Management Buy-Out
Economy watchers at 3i suspect millennium bug worries are putting firms off buy-outs
until after the new year.
The results show that buy-outs
are more prone to failure than other types of companies, but that the risk of failure is significantly reduced if private equity companies are involved.
come from a number of sources, including large groups divesting of non-core operations, privately owned businesses seeking succession, public to private transactions and (more recently) secondary buyouts.
There were 36 buy-outs
and buy-ins during the first six months of the year with three deals worth more than pounds 100m and 33 at less than pounds 25m - including five worth over pounds 10m.
Grant Thornton Corporate Finance partner Paul Oldham said he expected that an increase in the number of venture capitalists planning to increase their management buy-in or buy-out
investment,increased business confidence generally,and the number of private company owners looking for an exit will be the three key drivers behind a further increase in the Welsh market this year.
in Yorkshire were valued at pounds 767m for the first quarter of 2008, it was said today.
enable companies to transfer pension liabilities to an insurance company for a one-off payment.
AMBITIOUS NVM Private Equity says the credit crunch will not affect its confident plans to raise pounds 14m to fund future management buy-outs
He also launched Eastdil Corporate Panners, a commingled pension fund investment vehicle, which provided sale-leaseback financing to companies involved in leverage buy-outs
and invested in the equity of those companies.