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Private Equity

Michael Bell and Vicki Carr Tax Practice Osborne Clarke reflect on two of the main tax aspects arising out of the ongoing private equity debate
The significant increase in private equity activity in the UK in the past decade and perhaps more significantly the acquisition by private equity funds of household names such as Boots and the AA has sparked a widespread and often heated debate on the impact of private equity on the UK economy. This debate is not confined to the UK however. Most recently Rodrigo de Rato the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund expressed concern about the 'recent increase in large private equity buyouts financed by a rising proportion of debt as well as the deteriorating credit quality of leveraged...
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