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 and whose thoughts we share throughout.
2020 - VIEW REPORT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This BVCA report looks at how and why investors invest in private equity. It examines how the industry adds value to the companies it invests in, and what this means for investors.
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