Private equity in Deloitte in Scotland
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The festive period is a time of reflection. And looking back over the last 12 months, I can safely say 2015 was a big year for Deloitte and for me.
This will be my first Christmas as Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland; a role I’m honoured to hold. I’ve inherited a fantastic team, which has helped make the transition that bit easier, and I’ve been inspired by the brilliant clients the firm gets to work with every day.
The last 12 months have been one of the best periods for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) since the financial crisis began in 2007. Returns from newly-listed companies beat many analysts’ expectations and equivalent investor earnings from stakes in the FTSE-100. But can this performance be sustained into 2015?
Scotland is a hive of successful, ambitious businesses. After all, it’s a country that has produced a number of great entrepreneurial minds, as well as innovative companies. Could you, or someone you know, be the next one to join them? We’re looking for the next big name in Scottish business to be Entrepreneur of the Year.