Benchmark International will return to RealDeals’ UK Mid-Market private equity event for the third year running in 2015, and next year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
The event will be held at The Landmark Hotel on 6 February 2015 and will bring the UK private equity industry together. With this year’s event having attracted 95% of UK mid-market firms, no other event can boast the same attendance level.
UK Mid-Market is a valuable platform to present acquisition opportunities to a host of potential purchasers, hungrier than ever and backed with mountains of unspent cash.
Private equity firms are currently paying much higher values to capture their target companies, with 10.7x EBITDA being the average multiple paid for middle market opportunities thus far in 2014, according to PE data specialist PitchBook.
Traditionally, the event has proved hugely successful in terms of generating high interest in opportunities; looking to next year’s gathering, with private equity firms back in the market and paying much higher values than before, we are sure the event will yet again prove a success.