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Value of HNW-backed PE deals up from GBP132m to GBP958m during pandemic

Value of HNW-backed PE deals up from GBP132m to GBP958m during pandemic

The value of UK buyout deals by high-net worth investors (HNWs) shot up by 626 per cent in 2020, rising from GBP132 million in 2019 to GBP958 million, says Boodle Hatfield, a private wealth law firm. The increasing number of buyout deals led or co-funded by HNWs goes against the overall decline in deal value across the wider private equity market over the same period.

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Study reveals growing demand for impact investing among retail investors

Study reveals growing demand for impact investing among retail investors

As more people look to make a positive influence on society and the environment with their investments, impact investing is becoming an increasingly common practice  among retail investors. The size of the impact investing market has grown by 42.4 per cent and as of last April is worth USD715 billion, compared to USD502 billion in 2019.

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Confidence gap revealed among UK savers

Confidence gap revealed among UK savers

New research published by online investment service Wealthify has exposed a confidence gap among UK savers, with 72 per cent saying they are “not confident enough” to try investing their money. Only 16 per cent of  people with GBP5,000 or more already in savings but no investments had considered investing in the past twelve months, despite 58 per cent having saved more since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.