How Might Brexit Affect the Exit?

July 13, 2017

The UK referendum on membership of the EU took place just over one year ago (on June 23, 2016). Since then, much has been written by various commentators about the potential consequences for every conceivable industry or business sector, and private equity is no exception. However, the focus of that discussion for PE has been almost exclusively on the funds/investment management side of the PE equation (perhaps because there is a greater perceived risk for, and undoubtedly greater uncertainty about, that aspect). Relatively little has been written about the effect of Brexit on the exit side of PE activity. This article looks at whether and, if so, how the UK's decision to leave the EU might affect the process, timing or choice of exit route.

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