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On the Market: March 2016

For many recruitment businesses, an acquisition can provide a great deal of acceleration towards the owners’ end goals. We can advise on whether an acquisition is right for you, the attributes you should be looking for in a target and the price you should be paying.

James
01/03/2016

For many recruitment businesses, an acquisition can provide a great deal of acceleration towards the owners’ end goals. We can advise on whether an acquisition is right for you, the attributes you should be looking for in a target and the price you should be paying. We can work on acquisition mandates where we look at off market opportunities as well as those that are on the market. Please do get in touch either with Marie Pegram or James Price for a detailed discussion. In the meantime here are some “on the market” opportunities that caught our eye in recent weeks – if you’d like to find out more, just let us know.

TYPE: Manufacturing, Commercial, Drivers (HGV)

UK REGION: East Anglia

TURNOVER: £2.6m

  • Temporary staff into engineering, manufacturing, food production, and freight/logistics
  • Key consultants aligned with each sector.
  • GPM of 17%
  • Management team in place

TYPE: Catering and Hospitality

UK REGION: East Anglia

TURNOVER: £430K

  • Temporary and permanent placements (70/30 bias)
  • Chefs, kitchen staff and front of house
  • Reporting a GPM of 84% which looks like an error
  • Well established and a good reputation for responsiveness

TYPE: Marketing and Design

UK REGION: South

TURNOVER: £700K

  • Appears to be mainly permanent placements
  • Management team in place
  • Net Profit of around 20%

TYPE: Transport & Logistics

UK REGION: Undisclosed

TURNOVER: £9m

  • GPM of 26%
  • Cash generative and profitable
  • Strong management structure
  • Efficient branch network serving a diverse client base

TYPE: Events

UK REGION: Undisclosed

TURNOVER: £1.1m

  • Recognised provider of staff to the events industry in UK and Europe.
  • Highly skilled management team
  • High profile events including London Fashion Week and Sport Events.
  • Innovative proprietary technology aiding bookings

TYPE: Industrial, commercial and catering and hospitality

UK REGION: Undisclosed

TURNOVER: £8.1m

  • 90% repeat business, 60% growth over last 4 years
  • Well run and managed. Strong back office systems/procedures.
  • Net Profit of around 5%, should be significant financial synergies.
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