This is the first of a series of publications that follow on from our New Horizons report, where we will take a deeper look at activity within the nations and regions of the United Kingdom. In this initial edition, our focus is on the North West.
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.
In a drive for industry transparency, the BVCA and Level 20 have produced a new survey report after collecting data on diversity across private equity and venture capital. The report reveals some positive progress on gender diversity but indicates further improvements must still be made.
This report aims to highlight the ways in which the industry contributes public value to the UK and how in 2021 it can help address a range of policy challenges and opportunities. The report brings together more than 40 case studies to demonstrate this value and explores the key themes of COVID recovery, UK cohesion, global competitiveness and climate and sustainability.
The British Business Bank’s UK Private Debt Research Report, published with support from the BVCA, is the first report to examine Private Debt for smaller and lower mid-market businesses. The report features data for 55 funds, managed by 37 UK fund managers, and 934 individual deals from 2018 and 2019.
The second edition of the BVCA’s Quarterly Review, our regular publication designed to demonstrate the impact of private equity and venture capital on the UK economy using the latest data and research. This edition focuses on private equity employment and job creation, European tech investment, UK venture capital and diversity.
This is the thirteenth annual report on the performance of private equity-owned portfolio companies, compiled by EY. The aggregated data in the report covers 91% of the total population of portfolio companies, including the largest UK acquisitions.
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. This edition takes a closer look at fund performance, investment activity, investment flows and fundraising in 2019.
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.
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.
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