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Quarterly Review - October 2020

A new publication designed to demonstrate the significant impact of private equity and venture capital on the UK economy using the latest data and research.

2020 - VIEW REPORT

The BVCA produces its own in-house research as well as commissioning outside, independent bodies to carry out topical research to help our understanding of the impact of private equity and venture capital, and how policy can best help the industry to support jobs and growth.

We publish our output – which ranges from academic and empirical studies to fund performance analyses to policy discussion papers and much more – through a variety of methods, including our research reports, which are available below to download.

2020 Report
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Emerging Managers Barometer 2020

Between January and February 2020, we surveyed more than 40 global institutional investors and family offices to garner their views, from how they define what an emerging manager is, to the attractions and challenges of investing. We also discussed the findings with a number of fund managers who have themselves been through the growing pains of fundraising.

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2020 Report
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Fuel for the Innovation Nation 2020

The UK is home to a world-leading tech sector. Wherever you go in this country, you can find inspiring entrepreneurs and cutting-edge businesses. Investment is crucial to fuelling this innovation, and we teamed up with Oxford Economics to explore how angel investment and venture capital is funding the future.

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2020 Report
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The Mindful VC


The Mindful VC

The entrepreneurial journey of a founder and VC partner can often feel like a roller coaster ride. Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is vital to the long-term success of an investment. In this paper, we explore and highlight the issues and suggest some practical steps that VCs can take in supporting their founders.

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2019 Report
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Annual report on the performance of portfolio companies


Annual report on the performance of portfolio companies, XII

This is the twelfth annual report on the performance of private equity-owned portfolio companies, compiled by EY. The report presents independently prepared information to inform the broader business, regulatory and public debate on the impact of private equity ownership.

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2019 Report
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Women in Limited Partners 2019


Women in Limited Partners 2019

This year the BVCA and Level 20 worked together to identify female representation in Limited Partner organisations. This is a diverse group and includes large fund of funds with direct investment activities as well as its fund investment operations, and firms operating in the secondaries market.

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2019 Report
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How to be a Great Investment Director

What are the ingredients needed to make a good investment director? How about a great one? In this paper, David Mott, Chair of the BVCA Venture Capital Committee, explores the wide array of skills and attributes needed.
 

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2019 Report
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A Talent for Performance

This paper looks at current trends in the VC talent pool and how firms recruit, develop and retain talent in a changing labour market. It also contains some innovations to consider for firms looking to improve their approach to people management and tips on how to interview candidates.

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2018 Report
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Annual report on the performance of portfolio companies, XI

EY, at the request of the BVCA and the Private Equity Reporting Group, has published the 11th annual report on the performance of portfolio companies, a group of large, private equity owned UK businesses that met defined criteria at the time of acquisition.

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2018 Report
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Investment Committee Development

The BVCA Venture Capital Committee has conducted a study into the constitution and processes of Investment Committees. The aim was to demystify this important body and shine a light on how different firms operate. It also makes 12 recommendations, or things to consider, for improving the investment committee process.

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2018 Report
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First-Time Fundraising Barometer

The BVCA polled 15 senior fund managers and 16 investors to get their opinion on some of the most important issues for first-time funds. The results of the survey presented in this report helps shed light on what it takes to launch your first fund, containing crucial insights and advice for any new manager.

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2018 Report
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Women in Private Equity 2018

The BVCA and Level 20 have published the first report on the number of women working in the private equity industry. This research provides a robust and valuable data set that highlights the lack of gender diversity in senior investment roles. The pipeline, however, is promising and we will continue to work with the industry to improve on these results over the coming years.

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2018 Report
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The UK private equity IPO report

This report, published by the BVCA and PwC, provides an historic analysis of private equity-backed IPOs in the UK between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2017. It looks at a number of metrics including the use of proceeds, pricing and performance to build a picture of the IPO market and the key trends with the market.
 

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2017 Report
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EY Performance of PE 2016


Annual report on the performance of portfolio companies, X

EY, at the request of the BVCA and the Private Equity Reporting Group, has published the tenth annual report on the performance of the largest private equity-backed companies in 2016 as recommended by the Walker Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity.
 

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2016 Report
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EY Performance of PE 2016


EY Annual Report on the Performance of Portfolio Companies, IX

EY, at the request of the BVCA and the Private Equity Reporting Group, has published the ninth annual report on the performance of the largest private equity-backed companies in 2015 as recommended by the Walker Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity.

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2017 Report
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Fuel for the Innovation Nation

The BVCA, in conjunction with Oxford Economics, has released comprehensive research on the impact of venture capital on the UK economy. The research shows that the £4.1bn invested by VC and angel investors during 2015 has a massive impact on business start-ups, job creation and overall contribution to the UK’s high-growth economy.

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2016 Report
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Engines of growth: private equity and productivity potential in the North

Commissioned by the BVCA, Deloitte and NorthEdge Capital, this study examines the role private equity can play in unlocking the potential of the North, and has identified 1,187 companies in the North of England as potential targets for private equity investment.

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2017 Report
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Women in U.K. Venture Capital 2017

Diversity VC in partnership with the BVCA has published the first piece of research analysis into gender diversity in the UK’s venture capital industry, profiling more than 1,500 investment professionals from 160 UK firms.

 

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2015 Report
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BVCA Annual Report on the Performance of Portfolio Companies, VIII

The BVCA, in association with EY, has published the eighth annual report on the performance of the largest private equity-backed companies in 2014 as recommended by the Walker Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity.
 

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Further information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE BVCA

 +44 (0)20 7492 0400

 research@bvca.co.uk