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Private Equity Firms Are Done Waiting for Brexit

  • June was busiest month for PE buyouts in U.K. since late 2007
  • Investment firms announce $9.8 billion of take-private deals
Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg
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Private equity firms scoping out opportunities in the U.K. are fed up with waiting for Brexit. They want their deals now.

June was the busiest month for private equity buyouts of publicly traded U.K. companies in more than a decade, with $9.8 billion of announced deals, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That followed a nine-month dry spell where only one major transaction was announced.