How to sell half your company and end up with more than you started with : PE Magic #2

How to sell half your company and end up with more than you started with : PE Magic #2
OK so if you’ve read my first post on the magic of private equity then you’ll know that private equity investors, or growth private equity investors at least that we’re concerned about do one thing really week – they back entrepreneurs and management teams. They don’t run businesses themselves, they don’t plan to interfere (unless things are going really wrong) and... Read More

Technology drives change and that means some doors close before new doors open.

Technology drives change and that means some doors close before new doors open.
I’m in Australia right now and the subject of technology change and market change is on my mind. It’s fair to say that in terms of internet adoption and online shopping in particular, Australia is a couple of years behind the UK and the US. We’ve known that for a while here, but I’ve been saying that Australia is catching... Read More

The UK must repeal the Sunday Trading Act. Not to benefit consumers, but because it is a restriction of our freedom to choose.

The UK must repeal the Sunday Trading Act. Not to benefit consumers, but because it is a restriction of our freedom to choose.
I’ve talked before here about how I think that business needs effective and appropriate regulation and restriction in order to protect people and have a positive impact on society. But as it’s Easter Sunday, one of two special days in the UK where all shops that are bigger than 3014  square feet are legally banned from opening their doors, then... Read More