And, according to CMBOR
, there's plenty more money to spend.
also estimates that activity during the whole of 2008 will fail to match even half last year's record pounds 45.
The value of deals in the UK has increased by nearly 10% according to the end-of-year buy-out data round-up from CMBOR
, the pre-eminent provider of analysis on the European private equity market founded by Barclays Private Equity and Deloitte.
Professor Mike Wright and Rod Ball, Centre for Management Buyout Research CMBOR, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, was established as the first buyout wave accelerated from recession based job-saving deals to more strategic divestment transactions.
Continuing restrictions in debt markets have seen average debt shares in financing structures fall to the lowest level recorded by CMBOR.
figures reveal that the number of large buy-outs - more than pounds 500 million - more than doubled in 2010 as opposed to 2009.
Figures from CMBOR (Centre for Management Buy-out Research) show private equity "copycats" have led 33% of transactions exceeding pounds 100m.
CMBOR, backed by Barclays Private Equity and Deloitte, says UK private equity houses are under increased competition from new entrants to the market, including hedge funds, government-sponsored operators such as Dubai International, family offices and entrepreneurs, all of whom want a slice of the returns seen in the past few years.
is sponsored by Deloitte and Barclays private Equity.
1bn worth of deals have been recorded for the year to date, says CMBOR
, the pre-eminent provider of analysis on the UK buy-out market founded by Barclays Private Equity and Deloitte.
Meanwhile, preliminary end-of-year figures by CMBOR
, the pre-eminent provider of analysis on the UK buy-out market founded by Barclays Private Equity and Deloitte, has shown the buy-out market has enjoyed huge success in 2005 and is expected to reach a five-year high of pounds 23bn at the year end, 12% ahead of 2004.
According to figures issued by CMBOR
(Centre for Management Buyout Research), there were 164 private equitybacked buyouts in 2010 with an overall value of pounds 18.