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Episode 46 — PE Views: PE Must Strike the Right Balance with Unions

April 3, 2023
PE acquirers should view unions as stakeholders and factor possible or actual engagement obligations with them into the deal process.

Widespread economic pressure — including pay, inflation, and the ongoing cost of living crisis — has increased union visibility. As the number of workers interested in union membership grows and the frequency of strikes surges in the UK and elsewhere, PE deal teams should remain mindful of the presence and role of unions in M&A.

In this episode of Connected With Latham, London private equity partner David Walker speaks to associate Paul Lawrence about the impact of unions and works councils on PE transactions, and the importance of building a positive relationship with workers and their representatives early.

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