Private Equity & Transactions 2020
While 2020 was a turbulent year for the world, private equity activity remained very resilient – with the strong slowdown in activity in Q2 as the COVID pandemic hit followed by an equally strong step-up in activity in the second half of the year
Are you up to speed with Due Diligence 2.0?
In an environment of high deal valuations and plentiful dry powder, investors need to work harder than ever to track down the best assets and set themselves up to make a strong investment
Overall retail LFLs were up by 1.0% in Christmas 2016 (as measured by the BRC average) — after 4 years of broadly flat LFL growth
Overall retail like-for-likes were broadly flat in Christmas 2015, continuing the trend of the previous 3 years
Flat out or out flat?
The UK economic recovery may be continuing (and wages finally growing faster than inflation), but from a retail Christmas trading perspective progress was uneven
Christmas trading results this year generated some positive headlines suggesting better than expected performance – but the actual like-for-like out-turn for UK retail was negative
Top of the shops
The OC&C Proposition Index is a major piece of consumer research conducted annually, measuring shopper perception of the strength of different retail propositions
The good, the bad, and the ugly
The Christmas trading period this year may not have been a total wipeout, but it was a big disappointment for many retailers. And the stores sector is not out of the woods yet
Cause for celebration?
To their relief, most retailers pulled off a good Christmas after a fraught year. As the festive trading season nears its end, Lisa Berwin examines the key findings from OC&C’s Christmas Trading Index