Briefing: Pandemic predators - private equity dominance sparks concerns

Pot of money

Private equity is seen by some as predators of the pandemic, buying UK firms cheaply. Is it time for reform?

Supermarket chain Morrisons is currently involved in a private equity bidding war, with an eventual sale likely to top £6bn. This has focused the political and regulatory lens onto private equity as pandemic predators, hoovering up UK firms on the cheap. Could they face regulation? 

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