Private Equity Backed Business

We work with Private Equity Investors and their portfolio companies. Creating value across the investment cycle.

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Securing Private Equity investment puts your business on a fast-paced track for development and growth. Maximising value for your stakeholders. 

PE investors typically look to invest over a three-to-five-year period. With a focus on value creation, you need to have the right advisers by your side from the get-go. Supporting you on a challenging but exciting journey. There’s no time to waste. Your advisers need to be proactive and nimble providing value aligned to your changing needs every step of the way. 

As a PE backed business ourselves, we understand this context. Allowing us to “step into the shoes” of our clients. At Cooper Parry our DNA is all about working with fast growing businesses – whether PE backed, Owner Managed or earlier stage entrepreneurial. Private Equity is a critical part of our business. Not just an add-on. We’ve built a dedicated PE team, attracting the best talent out there. Providing you with a fully integrated joined-up service which understands your needs. 

YOUR GROWTH JOURNEY

Your business journey doesn’t end once you’ve got PE investment in place. It’s just a new and critical phase in the evolution of your business. 

We provide services to a whole range of PE backed businesses. Our team focusses on supporting you across the investment lifecycle whether that’s with accounting and audit, tax or supporting you around M&A. Given our experience, our team are likely to have seen the issues you are facing before – providing invaluable support and insight. 





KEY STATISTICS FROM 2023

PE BACKED AUDITS FOR CLIENTS WITH TURNOVERS FROM £15M TO OVER £1BN

50

PE BACKED CORPORATE FINANCE DEALS

80 %

TRANSACTION SERVICES DEALS INVOLVING PE

62 %

COOPER PARRY BOLT ON ACQUISITIONS TO DATE

7

Tim Mahapatra
Partner & Head of Deals

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HOW COOPER PARRY CAN HELP

We provide services throughout the PE investment lifecycle. 

Our Outsourced Business Services can become an extension of your finance team. Supporting you from pre-deal through to managing the reporting demands brought by PE backed rapid growth.  

Growth through bolt-on acquisitions create a different set of challenges though they will give you access to new skills and capabilities. We’ll help you make sure that robust internal controls are in place to support growth.  

Added to this we’re proud of the whole award-winning Cooper Parry team. Our culture and approach mean we create long lasting relationships with our clients. We have a breadth of experience across sectors and industries.  

Our culture at CP is special. We pride ourselves in our staff retention rate and the average tenure within our team is seven years. We recruit and retain the best when it comes to our people. We know consistency is important to our clients. This is reflected in our Private Equity team.

M&A INSIGHTS AND SECTOR SNAPSHOTS

Loren Docksey

HEALTHCARE CONSULTING: MARKET OVERVIEW

As the NHS grapples with persistent productivity and capacity challenges, demand for healthcare advisory services continues to rise.

Simon Nichols

PRIVATE EQUITY STRATEGY – BUY & BUILD

For a buy and build strategy to be successful, businesses need a clear and well-defined strategy, to deliver maximum returns and synergies.

Loren Docksey

M&A MARKET UPDATE – 2023

M&A Markets continue to show resilience in the face of a challenging environment.

Niall Chantrill

FROM TRENDS TO TOMORROW: HEALTHTECH

“Whilst the challenging economic climate has impacted M&A volumes overall, HealthTech M&A activity has remained stable in 2023, demonstrating the sector’s attractiveness to both financial investors and strategic acquirers."

Alex Ydlibi

FROM TRENDS TO TOMORROW: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

“Key drivers of M&A activity in the professional services arena include market consolidation with competitors strategically acquiring to increase market share domestically, enter new geographies, and acquire complimentary service offerings."

Sachin Parmar

FROM TRENDS TO TOMORROW: ENERGY SERVICES

"Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, one of the UN's sustainable development goals, has brought the energy services sector to the centre of attention.”

Andy Parker

ENERGY SERVICES POWER & UTILITIES MARKET OUTLOOK

Energy Transition, Decarbonisation and Security of Supply Chains continues to drive M&A.

Andy Parker

ESG CONSULTANCY M&A SECTOR OUTLOOK 2023

Growing market, driven by a host of drivers and interests, underpinning investment attractiveness.

Loren Docksey

SAAS M&A SNAPSHOT: H1-23 UPDATE

An improved macroeconomic outlook and overall investor optimism for growth businesses has contributed to a solid first half of 2023 for publicliy traded b2b SaaS companies.

Sachin Parmar

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECTOR – M&A THEMES

The professional services sector has seen a noticeable increase in M&A. For instance, law firms, accountancy practices & consultancy businesses including an increased appetite from private equity to deploy capital into sub-sectors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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HEALTHCARE HACKS

  • Wednesday 19th June
  • 18.00pm- 21.00pm
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

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TechCFO’24

  • Thursday 27th June
  • 6-10pm
  • The Shard, Level 24

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STAYING COMPLIANT. LEARNING LESSONS. LOOKING FORWARD

  • Thursday 11th July
  • 09:15am - 1:30pm
  • Millennium Point, Birmingham

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Retail Finance Forum

  • Thursday 18th July
  • 9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Sky View, Cooper Parry

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TRANSFER PRICING FOR SCALEUPS

  • Thursday 19th September
  • 1pm- 2pm
  • Online

REVIEWS

PETER, JUN 24

“You exceeded my expectations.”

RYAN, MAY 24

“Communications were great and they helped me every step of the way. This was the first time doing an audit and Will and Andy helped me every step of the way. We also put a lot of pressure on Cooper Parry to help us get this submitted in time and they went above and beyond at every step.”

LINDA, MAY 24

ANNA, MAY 24

“We have been going through a difficult period at the school which made our 2023 audit very challenging. The team at Cooper Parry showed a high level of empathy and understanding and worked with us to help facilitate a smooth audit process which we are very grateful for. They have continued to offer support throughout the year following offering advise and alleviating any concerns that we have had regarding the financial impact of the school’s situation. We would highly recommend them.”

TRICIA, MAY 24

“Accounts prepared within deadline with minimal changes.”

STEPHEN, MAY 24

“Adapted year end audit timetable to fit our business needs. It also felt like we worked together with CP to achieve the audit conclusion to time successfully.”

DANIEL, MAY 24

“Audit was the best it’s been for FY23.”

PETER, MAY 24

“Very diligent and responsive during the audit. The end could have been tighter.”

RALPH, MAY 24

“Results were in line with expectations.”

GUSTAV, MAY 24

“I am very happy with the Partner and the audit team and find them pragmatic and supportive.”