The Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR) reported total UK private equity deal activity for 2016 of £11.9 billion, the lowest level of activity since 2009, and a significant drop from 2015 levels, which saw £21.2 billion of transactions. 


However, despite this 44 per cent drop in aggregate deal value, the number of UK deals declined by only 6 per cent, from 424 in 2015 to 398 in 2016, showing that an absence of high value deals, rather than reduced volumes, was the primary cause.

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Graham Cross

Graham Cross

Partner, Corporate
London, UK

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Nathan Pearce

Nathan Pearce

Partner, Private Equity
United Kingdom

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