The Centre for Management Buy-Out & Private Equity Research (CMBOR) has now ceased operations. 

Founded by Professor Mike Wright, CMBOR was the first centre of its kind devoted to the study of private equity and buy-outs. 

CMBOR collected and aggregated quantitative data on buy-outs by management teams and private equity institutions and gathered information from a broad range of participating institutions on buy-outs and exits by geographical region. 

Using this data, the Centre produced internationally esteemed reports that included journalistic content summing up trends along with charts and graphs ideal for reporting purposes. These reports were an essential investment validation tool for market practitioners looking for valuable evidence. 

Launched at Nottingham University Business School in 1986, CMBOR moved to Imperial College Business School in 2011. The Centre was supported by Equistone Partners Europe (formerly Barclays Private Equity) and Investec Bank.

Professor Wright died in 2019 and CMBOR ceased operations in 2020. 

Find out more about Professor Wright’s legacy