Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.
In the search for long-term growth, companies today have to consider more than debt financing. With private equity experiencing unprecedented growth, you may require a partner with strategic expertise to help you expand. Marc Smith weighs up the options
The announcement that United Biscuits (UB) is to sell up to a consortium of private equity groups is just one of the latest movements in a trend that is giving CEOs around the world some serious food for thought.