Employment after the LBO

The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR) at the UK's Nottingham University Business School recently conducted a study examining the impact of private equity ownership on employee relations, looking at 190 companies that were the subject of a buyout between 2002 and 2006. They found that across a number of criteria the impact was either neutral or positive. The impact tends to be positive in more liberal markets, and neutral in more regulated economies

The statistics accompanying this article can be found on p. 30 of the January 2009 issue of PEI Manager, a complete download of which can be accessed in the Back Issues section of this website.