SEP – What can a VC deliver besides money?

07. July 2017 Report 0
What can a VC deliver besides money ?    When you are seeking venture capital to grow your company, money inevitably looms large but it is important to consider how else a prospective investor can add value.  Scottish Equity Partners provides a value-add checklist for entrepreneurs embarking on the funding trail.   When you are ...

SEP – Boardroom tactics: Why getting the right balance of skills and expertise on your board is critical

29. June 2017 Report 0
Boardroom tactics   Worried about boardroom battles? Scottish Equity Partners explains how to build a high-calibre board which will perform well.   A strong board can help ambitious companies build solid foundations and achieve a quantum leap in scale and success. However, a dysfunctional board can prove a major handicap, leading to shareholder dissent and ...

SEP – Strategies for scaling up a business

22. June 2017 Report 0
Successful strategies for scaling a business   Scottish Equity Partners dispenses ‘purls’ of wisdom on achieving scale following its latest investment in rapidly-expanding online crafts community pioneer LoveCrafts.   What do Cara Delevigne, Ryan Gosling and The Duchess of Cambridge have in common with LoveCrafts, an online crafting communities business that has scaled from start-up ...

SEP – Lifting the lid on due diligence

15. June 2017 Report 0
  If you want to secure a credible venture capital investor you need to be prepared to undergo detailed due diligence before a deal is sealed. Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) explains what due diligence entails and how entrepreneurs as well as investors can benefit from a well-run process.   When buying a house your temptation ...

Private Equity in CEE: Targeting European Success

20. April 2017 Poland & CEE 0
The distinguished speakers on the Opening Panel of the 4th annual edition of the Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference were guided by moderator Tim Wright of DLA Piper through a discussion covering subjects including macroeconomic challenges, GP sector specialisation, changing styles of competition, secondaries, and more. Here are five of the key takeaway insights from the panel.

“What is private equity? Transformative capital to build better businesses.”

06. April 2017 Nordics 0
Mirja Lehmler-Brown of Aberdeen Asset Management, in making the succinct definition in the title of this post, neatly summed up the fundamental aims of the private capital asset class in the Nordic region and across the world. It’s easy to forget what the ultimate goal is: to nurture and develop businesses so that they can operate and provide a service to their best of their ability. At the Nordic Private Capital Day 2017 in Stockholm, our distinguished speakers offered their best insights into how to do this most effectively in the current regional and global climate. Here are five key takeaways from our Opening Panel discussion.

Private Equity best practice: advice from Benelux experts

28. March 2017 Benelux 0
Dana Haimoff, managing director and portfolio manager at JP Morgan, opened her moderation of the Opening Panel at the Benelux Private Equity Conference by posing a question about the future of private equity in the Benelux region. She guided the discussion through topics as varied as the importance of locality, GP track records, Brexit, sector specification, regulation changes, and impact investment. Here are the five key takeaways from the panel.

Private Equity in France: Market Performance Review

24. March 2017 France 0
Olivier Younès, founder & CEO of EXPEN and the moderator of the Opening Panel at the French Private Equity Conference in Paris on 26th January 2017, indicated early on that “the sky appears to be very blue” in the French private equity industry, with the total invested up 50% on the previous year, and the number of exits up 10%. However, he also noted that there is a plethora of social and economic problems all around the world which are transforming the business world and leaving the stability of investment management hanging off a precipice. Here are the five key takeaways from the discussion.

The driving forces of the PE market in the DACH region

05. December 2016 Germany 0
The German Private Equity Conference 2016 came at a time of extreme political and economic uncertainty in Europe, and this unstable future dominated much of the discussion in our Opening Panel. With a diverse panel featuring Limited and General Partners from throughout the DACH private equity market, we were able to reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017 with a variety of insightful perspectives offered by the speakers. Here are 5 key takeaway points.

Emerging trends in the South East Asian PE market

22. October 2016 South East Asia 1
The South East Asian Private Equity Conference took place on the 14th October 2016 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore. It was a one-day event comprising of ten panel discussions covering topics from Exit Opportunities to Fintech and from Family Office to CEO Perspective. Speakers were welcomed from all the major players in the South East Asian private equity market, such as Quadria Capital, Anthem Asia, Rebright Partners, BANSEA, and many more.