The Friday Fix
The Friday Fix
Mar 31, 2023
Is UK Plc about to be taken private? with Mervyn Metcalf
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As the private equity “wall of money” eyes up deals in the UK, and public companies face ever more requirements, do the costs of being listed outweigh the benefits?

Mervyn Metcalf, founder of Dean Street Advisors, argues that onerous reporting requirements and nervy markets make listing less attractive than private equity ownership. Is it better to have a committed private equity owner? And what can the government and the regulator do to ease the burden on UK plc and attract IPOs?

Victoria Palmer-Moore, Managing Partner at Powerscourt, interviews Mervyn Metcalf in this week’s episode of the Friday Fix.

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