Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review Q1 2012

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review for Q1 2012.

Facilities Management Services M&A Overview
The first quarter of 2012 saw the largest volume of transactions since the recession began, a 33% quarter-on–quarter increase from 64 to 85 transactions… 

Feature Article: The Pitfalls of Poorly Approached M&A
2011 was a year when heightened volatility and uncertainty in the economic climate manifested itself in a string of large-scale failed acquisitions. One of the most notable was the aborted acquisition of ISS by G4S. The £5.2bn takeover was derailed by shareholders fearful of the scale, strategy and complexity of the deal against the backdrop of the uncertain European debt crisis… 

Valuation Parameters
Average EBITDA multiples increased by 7% in the first quarter of 2012, driven by the 7% growth in total enterprise values since December 2011. This can in part be attributed to the improvement in confidence in the stock market which resulted in a 6% increase in average share price between the 12 companies tracked by Gambit and is a positive sign for the remainder of 2012… 

Current Opportunities
Gambit Corporate Finance LLP currently has clients seeking acquisitions across many business services sub-sectors. To find out more about our current mandates across the network…

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