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Private Equity Virtual Forum - 8 December 2020

We hosted our third Private Equity Virtual Forum of 2020 on 8 December. Presenting to PE backed management teams on three current hot topics for PE backed businesses - Brexit, Working Capital and Human Orientated Ransomware. If you are a PE backed management team and were unable to attend our Forum, please watch the attached video where Gemma Clark gives a 4 minute recap of the key takeaways of each topic. If you would like to attend future Forums please contact Louise Hymers.

Brexit: the top 5 things private businesses need to do before the year end

2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone in business, however 2021 will continue to bring a new set of responsibilities. Now that the UK has left the EU, all businesses will experience some kind of change from 1 January 2021 as the transition period comes to an end. With this in mind, we have put together a list of the top five things private businesses must address now, ahead of the end of the year.

Protecting working capital is a lifeline for businesses

The edict that ‘Cash is King’ is never truer than in times of uncertainty. As the impact of COVID-19 brings the resilience and wellbeing of your people front of mind, there’s also an increased need for companies to protect liquidity. Particularly for those in a high leverage model, reacting fast to the changing cash and working capital needs is a crucial lifeline.

Management taxes advisory

In any business, having a well incentivised management team is key to the creation of value for all stakeholders. Management incentive plans are a key part of an executive remuneration package.