What is private equity?

Building better businesses

Private equity is a form of equity investment into private companies not listed on the stock exchange. It is a medium to long-term investment, characterised by active ownership.  Private equity builds better businesses by strengthening management expertise, delivering operational improvements and helping companies to access new markets.

Venture capital is a type of private equity focused on start-up companies. Venture capital funds back entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for a product or service who need investment and expert help in growing their companies.

Watch our video 'What is Private Equity?' and read our 'Little Book of Private Equity' to find out more.

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