Value of private equity deals rises 9%

THE value of private equity-backed deals in the North West rose by 9% to £1.82bn in 2014.

The latest figures, from the Centre for Management Buyout Research, and sponsored by EY and Equistone Partners Europe, show half came from seven deals in the final quarter - the highest quarterly total since the start of 2013.

However, the number of deals fell by 15% to 29, down from 34 a year earlier.

Big deals in the fourth quarter included the £500m management buyout of Nelson telecoms group Daisy, Equistone's ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...