Despite uncertainty caused by Covid-19, economic and geopolitical factors, new analysis from KPMG has confirmed that mid-market private equity investment in the UK in 2021 soared to the highest level ever recorded.
Both volumes and values saw a boost, as a total of 803 deals, worth GBP46.8 billion were completed in 2021 – an increase of 40 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively.
The UK’s private equity market overall also thrived with a total of 1,545 deals worth GBP159.2 billion completed in 2021, up from 1,117 in 2020 and 1,246 in 2019.
The number of private equity exits fell from 178 in 2020 to 162 in 2021, although this still surpassed 2019 levels of exit activity. Deal values, however, increased by 13 per cent, from GBP13.6 billion to GBP15.4 billion.
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