On the Market: October 2017

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: Financial


TURNOVER: >£1m, EBITDA £570k.

  • High value client base, including several national blue chip organisations in the finance, accountancy and insurance markets.
  • Long-standing client relationships.
  • Extensive database of quality candidates.
  • Experienced Directors willing to remain with the business in suitable roles post-sale.
  • Operates from leasehold premises in Central London.
  • Turnover in excess of £1m with an EBITDA of £570k.

: Construction

UK REGION: South East

TURNOVER: Turnover £1.76m; GP £1.315m

  • Roles include project managers, quantity surveyors, design managers, estimators & site managers alongside a broad range of other professional disciplines up to executive level.
  • Sources highly skilled candidates specifically for roles in the construction & civil engineering sectors.
  • Extensive CRM system with over 51,000 candidates & 15,000 companies. On PSLs with some clients.
  • Core of senior employees who are degree qualified in construction or ex-construction professionals.
  • Strong presence in the groundworks & reinforced concrete frame sector. Growing in the refurb & fit out sectors.

TYPE: Veterinary

UK REGION: South West

TURNOVER: Turnover for FY16 surpassed £450k; EBITDA circa £150k.

  • Nationwide recruitment consultant with an extensive database of candidates covering the full spectrum of the industry.
  • Experienced consultants, many with over ten years of experience in the sector.

: Industrial and Commercial

UK REGION: South West

TURNOVER: Turnover £2.69m with adjusted EBITDA £453k.

  • Specialises in the industrial, office, commercial and engineering sectors.
  • Places candidates in a range of roles including Production Operatives, Mail and Parcel Sorters, Warehouse/Forklift Operatives and Administrators.
  • Long-standing client relationships.
  • Strong second-tier management team in place
  • Operates from two locations 25 minutes apart, one to be included within the sale on a freehold or leasehold basis.
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