There were 1,204 companies in the UK backed by a buyout house at the end of 2017, according to Unquote analysis. The figure has steadily increased since 2012 when there were 1,005, which is no surprise given the rising momentum of the buyout market and supportive levels of fundraising.
Acora was sold in an auction, which saw Inflexion Private Equity and LDC make bids
UK-based pubs and restaurants have so far remained somewhat resilient, but the situation is still precarious
Sale process saw EBITDA adjustments due to the hygiene product company's increased revenues
Company has raised more than €50m in funding so far.