On the Market: November 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.


TYPE: Medical/Nursing


TURNOVER: circa £12m

A premier supplier of overseas nursing staff to the NHS. The businesses core strength is its ability to source and recruit top quality nurses. The office is managed and staffed by a strong team, with good levels of skills and experience, dealing with nurse recruitment, payroll, and marketing, together with day to day administration. The IT and accounting functions are outsourced

In 2016 the government ran a tender for the supply of Doctors, Nurses and allied medical staff. The company tendered to supply their services nationally and were successful. The tender is valid for 3 years from August 2016 with the possibility of 2 one year extensions. Currently the business has circa 300 Nurses on placement with a pipeline of 450-500 nurses in the process of application.


TYPE: IT & Engineering

UK REGION: Midlands

TURNOVER: circa £1.8m

Highly educated and experienced management team capable of managing day-to-day running of the business. Longstanding client base in a number of niche sectors. Comprehensive service offering incorporating permanent, temp and contract positions, HR services and nationally recognised training course. Extensive database of national clients and highly skilled candidates. Scope for further growth with development of training programmes for candidates.



Businesses Wanted

TYPE: Industrial

Looking for acquisitions of technical recruitment businesses, supplying contract engineering and IT staff, to industry. Location and industry specialisation is not important. Price can be up to a maximum three times the EBITDA.


Seeking acquisitions, JVs or a diversity of resource sharing arrangements to build group in conjunction with strategic partners (Up to £20m Revenue).

If you’d like to find out more about any of the opportunities above, just let us know. Follow our Twitter Feed @uhy4recruitment for regular done deal alerts.

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