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  • Midlands Private Equity
    Growth Barometer

Midlands Private Equity Growth Barometer

17 October 2018

The Midlands is now home to 170 PE-backed businesses, with more than 90 different PE houses having investments in the region. BDO’s Growth Barometer recognises the Top 50 fastest growing private equity funded companies in the Midlands and provides some analysis and insight into the top performers.

The report provides commentary from the BVCA on the state of the nation’s private equity market, interviews with two private equity funded Midlands based businesses and some insight from a number of local private equity houses. 

Manufacturing is the most popular sector for PE investment, representing 54 of the 170 companies. However, it was biotech and healthcare which saw the highest number of PE deals in the region last year. 

Despite increasing deal activity, the Midlands is still lagging behind other parts of the UK, with only one PE-backed company for every 3,570 businesses. This compares to one for every 1,761 businesses in London and 2,682 in Scotland.

We would love to hear from you about the report, if you want to get in touch about any of its contents please contact Andrew Mair.