Alantra UK private equity mid-market update

Date 27 March 2020

Type Insights

The UK private equity mid-market is facing its greatest challenge since the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008-09. Depending on the age and sector composition of sponsors’ respective portfolios, combined with where sponsors are in their fundraising cycle, the COVID-19 crisis will potentially have a more significant impact than the GFC on the UK private equity landscape. However, as we saw back in 2008-09, a significant disruption to market conditions also brings opportunities.

In this briefing, we summarise the current market conditions for the UK private equity mid-market and share our view on the medium-term impact of the crisis