Before the Brexit vote, a number of studies tried to pin down what it would cost the UK. Estimates fell across a range, but all agreed on one point: leaving the European Union, in the medium term at least, would be expensive.
The initial shock was indeed widely felt. Uncertainty has rocked the markets; the British pound has taken a big hit, falling to a 31-year low this week. In Westminster, there is also a sense that nobody is at the wheel, with a question mark hanging over who will take the lead in the upcoming negotiations with the EU.
This is, understandably, a concern for the private equity industry. All those Private Equity International has spoken to since the result have agreed that deal volume for the remainder of 2016 will be sluggish at best. Yet others talk of opportunities for savvy dealmakers, with some predicting that, ten years down the road, we are likely to find those who invested now have outperformed.
In which camp do you fall?
We have set up a survey, seeking your thoughts on some core – and confidential – questions to help us make sense of your reactions. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to follow opinion on Brexit from around the world, and yours matters.
The stronger the turnout, the more thorough our poll analysis will be.