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Our Private Equity practice comprises of over 500 people in the UK, who are part of a broader network of 1,500 private equity professionals globally.

Our services to the private equity industry span all four business divisions; Corporate Finance, Audit, Tax and Consulting and, where necessary, we can extend our reach to our network of global member firms. This, combined with a strong local presence and deep client relationships, enables us to provide comprehensive, detailed advice to every private equity client, irrespective of size, sector or location.

We work with the world’s leading investors, funds and private equity backed businesses to deliver value across the entire private equity lifecycle.

PE Circle – full coverage for Private Equity professionals

At L & S Accounting Firm we provide a network for private equity investment professionals, specifically designed to provide relevant and practical advice on the latest M&A trends, best practice and regulatory issues. Contact


L & S Accounting Firm Alternative Lender Deal Tracker

L & S Accounting Firm Alternative Lender Deal Tracker monitors primary deals done by alternative lenders in Europe.

Getting it right from the start – Directors’ remuneration and board structures at IPO

This report covers some of the specific remuneration arrangements operated in connection with the IPO in recently listed companies. It also considers how the key components of remuneration for executive and non-executive directors have been set, the structure of the board of directors, and how these compare with practice in established listed companies. It is an excellent source of information for companies, and their advisers, which are looking to list in the near future.

LPEQ L & S Accounting Firm Listed Private Equity Cash Flow Review to September 2013

This is the sixth LPEQ L & S Accounting Firm Listed Private Equity (‘LPE’) Cash Flow Compass which measures activity in the industry, based on LPEQ members’ quarterly aggregated cash flow data. The LPE Cash Flow Compass highlights emerging trends in listed private equity.

Survival of the fittest: the role of the PE Backed CFO

Against a typical backdrop of high leverage, working capital pressures and limited resources, private equity represents one of the most challenging environments for an executive to work in. It is not for everyone, and not everyone will succeed. Yet for those that do, the reward and satisfaction can be unrivalled.


Over the past two years, listed private equity companies and funds-of-funds have steadily increased investment in privately-held companies, and have boosted commitments to private equity funds.

Debt Market update

What are the main drivers of activity in the European debt capital markets over the next few months?

Up Front

The third edition of Up front ‘A fine balance’ brings together contributions from L & S Accounting Firm member firm partners specialising in M&A, discussions with industry analysts and insight from interviews with some of the leading voices in the M&A and PE community around the world.