Private equity is the term used to indicate a group of investors who participate in companies outside the stock exchange. Private equity funds, also known as private equity firms, are companies that specialise in investing with this private capital. To be able to invest, a private equity firm collects assets through, for example, pension funds, insurers, banks, wealthy families and private investors. The funds invest this capital in unlisted companies. When these companies sell their participations after several years, they repay the investors their investment, including the return that has been achieved.
Marktlink sees this group of buyers more and more in the sell-side transactions that Marktlink advises on. Currently, 60% to 70% of all sales directly or indirectly involve a private equity investor. Marktlink also increasingly collaborates with Private Equity on the purchase side of transactions. Together with our clients, we are looking for attractive, interesting SMEs in which companies can participate.