Ben Honeywood, Director, KPMG Private Equity Group, considers the current trend of non-financial drivers to company valuation and the challenges this brings.
Looking back at the history of both private and public company performance, it is possible to see how the general economic and consumer behavioural trends have impacted company valuations. Private Equity backed companies were no stranger to the boom/bust days of the 1980’s and they suffered heavily like most others during the global financial crisis but they are currently pricing at a height not seen since pre 2006.
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