Private equity investment may prove best way forward – Murray Jack

While we are fortunate to have a number of strong private equity (PE) houses in Scotland, there has historically been a perception that there has been reticence among certain businesses to adopt PE as a form of investment.

Recent signs show the position may be changing in Scotland with a rise in PE deals. At the tail end of 2019, LDC backed Edinburgh-headquartered telecoms and ISP provider Commsworld in its UK growth drive. Other recent examples include Par Equity’s backing of Glasgow-based cashback app, Swipii, and BGF’s recent investments, including the Paint Shed.

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