7 April 2016

Optimistic outlook and high deal activity in the lower-mid market

Posted by Emma Keeling

We were delighted to co-host a thoroughly enjoyable drinks and discussion last month on “How long will the current bull market last?” and “Should business owners be selling now to prepare for a downturn?”.

Highlights from the evening were as follows:

“Kleinwort Benson is cautiously optimistic on the outlook for the UK and global equities markets.”

Andrew Thompson, Head of Multi-Asset Investing, Kleinwort Benson Private Bank

"We are seeing extremely high levels of deal activity as business owners seek to capitalise on current market optimism to sell on the up, and investors (whether trade or financial) look for better returns on their capital.”

Jim Keeling, Chairman and CEO, Corbett Keeling Corporate Finance

“Often acting for Private Equity sponsors, Hogan Lovells is seeing plenty of appetite amongst financial buyers for good quality, growing businesses.”

Robert Darwin, Corporate M&A Partner, Hogan Lovells

This event was co-hosted by the above named firms and UK Private Company Director, the newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses.

For soft copies of Kleinwort Benson’s presentation, please click here and if you would like to subscribe to this publication, or be invited to similar events in the future, please email Alison Porter.

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