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MM&K is the leading UK and European adviser in the field of private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund management firms’ compensation policies, structures and levels. Over the last twenty-eight years we have advised a significant number of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate fund management businesses, both captive and independent, on the…

March 25, 2024 Read more >

In the private equity industry, compensation packages are not one-size-fits-all. They’re as diverse as the firms themselves, shaped by a multitude of factors. Firstly, a firm’s history plays a crucial role. Established firms may have developed compensation structures over time, influenced by past successes, failures and regional benchmarks. On the other hand, newer firms might…

February 22, 2024 Read more >

2023 Private Equity landscape in UK/Europe: 2023 has proven to be a year of correction for European market in terms of deal value figures after an unprecedented level of activity in both 2021 and 2022. Despite the fund count hitting its lowest point in over a decade, PE fundraising was at nearly record levels in…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

Private equity firms generate value through their portfolio of investments. But, investment choices driven by financial and portfolio optimisation decisions can underestimate the impact of human capital on the success of achieving the firm’s strategy for growth.  This article by new MM&K partner, Chris Leonard contains his thoughts and insights, based on first-hand experience. Stating…

January 29, 2024 Read more >

Last month MM& launched its 28th annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. The survey covers both short-term and long-term aspects of pay and incentive practice in the private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund management space, including in the fund-of-funds and secondaries space. Short-term…

June 21, 2023 Read more >

MM&K Private Equity & Venture Capital Compensation Survey is a Compensation Survey for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry that MM&K has run for 27 years. This month we have launched the 28th round of this survey. MM&K PE / VC Compensation Survey provides participating firms with market leading, detailed information on both…

May 17, 2023 Read more >

The past 3 years has seen huge levels of economic uncertainty with the COVID pandemic, high inflation and cost of living crisis being a few of the main causes of this. Our 2022 Private Equity report has now been released, so in this article I will be taking a closer look at how staffing levels…

May 16, 2023 Read more >

MM&K has now released the 2022 edition of its Private Equity and Venture Capital report. In this article, we take a look at how salaries for Investment Roles have changed each year since 2019 and how this compares with inflation. The graph below shows the average change in base salary across all Investment Professional roles…

March 15, 2023 Read more >

For the past 27 years MM&K has been running the Private Equity and Venture Capital Compensation Survey. In the past couple of years we have seen unprecedented demand for junior investment professionals and a commensurately significant increase in their remuneration – a factor also noted by a number of our contacts. 75% of firms across…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Listed companies are required to put their directors’ remuneration policy to a shareholder resolution at least every three years. If a company wishes to make any changes to its remuneration policy, it must put the new policy to shareholders for approval at an annual general meeting (AGM). Several listed companies are likely to be seeking…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Following the UK Government’s announcement last September that the cap on bankers’ bonuses was to be removed, it is important to consider the knock-on effect this is likely to have on wider businesses and their attitude towards remuneration. The bonus cap in question currently prevents employees of UK banks, building societies and certain investment firms…

January 26, 2023 Read more >

Last month, we restarted our series of remuneration dinners for Board Chairs, CEOs, Remuneration Committee Chairs and committee members. The format is that about twenty diners participate in what is usually a spirited discussion on a topical remuneration-related theme. This occasion was no exception. The theme for the evening was provided by the Government’s proposed…

November 22, 2022 Read more >

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