Private Debt and LBO
Private Debt and LBO often go hand in hand in the complex world of Mergers and Acquisitions, and they’re taken care of by some highly experienced finance professionals. LBO refers to a leveraged buyout, a transaction in which a company is bought with a mix of debt and equity. The company’s income can act as a guarantee to repay the money that’s been borrowed to complete the acquisition.
Simply put, it’s when a company buys another company through financing. This method of buyout (funded by debt) is a fairly common occurrence in Mergers and Acquisitions, but it’s not without its risks. It’s a move often made by business owners at the end of their careers, who want to move on from the company with a reliable exit strategy, but there are plenty of other reasons it might be utilised.
LBOs can be used to cash out on underperforming business, or to transform a publicly traded company into a private one (by transferring the public shares to a private investor). If the debt is unable to be serviced, the LBO will ultimately result in bankruptcy. Since the interest rates can be so high on acquired debt, thorough risk analysis is essential. The LBO takeover process can be long and intricate, requiring the skills of many experienced individuals throughout the buyout. Careful risk management can ensure that the buyout maximises rewards for everyone involved (although the buyer naturally has a clear advantage). If you’re considering undergoing an LBO, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right people on board.
From Asset Finance jobs to private equity manager roles and risk analysts, a successful LBO needs to pass through many hands if it’s to be successful. At Broadgate, we’ve been delivering finance recruitment solutions to business all over the world, and we’ve got a passion for placing talented people in environments that enable them to thrive.
Using a community-led, diversity-focussed hiring methodology, we can pinpoint talent from an incredibly wide candidate pool, and our specialised consultants have the deep industry knowledge required to match the right person to the right role. Whether you’re hiring executives or junior-level financial talent, we can take care of your recruitment, saving you a huge amount of time and money in the process.
Business moves fast, so your hiring process needs to do the same. If you have any questions about Broadgate, be it our people, our network, our community partners, or Equiris Consulting, our DEIB-led business consultancy, please get in touch today, we’re here to help.
Business Enablement and Business Recruitment specialists in London
London has firmly positioned itself as the Fintech capital of the world. Not only does the city boast more fintech funding than New York (around $140 billion), but it’s home to the largest number of fintech companies anywhere. The 1,886 fintech businesses employ approximately 44,000 people, making it a competitive space for those wishing to thrive in one of the world’s most exciting industries. It's not just fintech that’s booming in the big smoke – countless sectors in the world of business protection and business enablement are growing substantially.
Dubbed the business capital of Europe, London has the biggest tech market (over 250,000 people work there) and one of the strongest economies globally. The city is rife with opportunity for anyone searching for jobs in finance, legal and compliance, transformation and change, accounting and audit, and risk and analytics, to name just a few. Due to the higher base-level salaries that the city commands, its popularity, investment opportunities, and many other deciding factors, the talent market can be extremely difficult to navigate.
Here at Broadgate, our specialist consultants have been delivering recruitment solutions in London since 2015, and in that time, we’ve worked with many of the world’s biggest brands. Our Broadgate London team is currently based in Farringdon, a haven for business, food, and the arts. While we wholly embrace the best of flexible working, we know that positioning our physical presence in the heart of the action is still crucial to success in today’s world.
London’s has a unique advantage in the business world due to its time zone. It overlaps with a host of other financial markets, and for a global-facing company, leveraging this advantage is a must. If you’re looking for jobs in London, or you’re hoping to source the top business protection and business enablement talent for your own business, then Broadgate are here to help.
From junior compliance roles, all the way through to executive-level finance jobs in London, we can source talent for incredibly niche positions, and we use a community-led hiring methodology to do it. Our vast talent network, combined with our people-first philosophy, enables us to access the widest possible candidate pool. In a talent-short market, turning to the services of a third-party recruitment agency can help you save a huge amount of time and money. In the realm of business protection and business enablement recruitment, getting your hiring right the first time is essential.
In London, a bad hire can end up costing your business over £50,000, but if you’re hoping to fill the top senior positions, this number can increase significantly. By outsourcing your hiring function to a dependable partner with a proven track record, you don’t have to worry about scrambling to find talent.
If you have any questions about our hiring processes, our community partners, our past projects, our impact report, or our DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) methodology, please get in touch with the team today, we’re here to help. We may have started our journey in London, but we’ve since expanded to open offices in Manchester, Los Angeles, Zug, Dublin and Boston, enabling us to fully extend our global reach and source the best candidates from around the world.