Private equity: tax overview

Private equity-backed transactions cover a variety of arrangements from early funding (venture capital), management buyouts and buy-ins to secondary buyouts. This note provides an overview of the main tax issues that arise in each of these transactions. It also provides links to resources on the taxation of private equity funds and executives.

NOTE: This resource is being reviewed in light of the 2016 Autumn Statement. For more information, see Legal update, 2016 Autumn Statement: key business tax announcements.


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