Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review Q2 2012

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review for Q2 2012.

Facilities Management Services M&A Overview
There were 75 transactions during the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of 12%. Such a trend was felt throughout the markets following a very buoyant beginning to the year… 

Feature Article: Private Equity Investment in FM
Facilities management has long been a highly attractive sector for private equity investment in the UK as a result of the high levels of growth that the sector can deliver and its flexibility towards service diversification. However, having experienced a period of austerity, strong competition, continual downward pressure on margins and a level of sector maturity, many organisations are experiencing a limitation on the levels of growth that can be achieved organically… 

Valuation Parameters
Average EBITDA multiples decreased slightly to 7.9x during the second quarter of 2012.  This was driven by a 4% increase in reported EBITDA combined with a slight contraction of 1.2% in the share prices of the FMS companies tracked by Gambit. The fall in share price was not isolated to the FMS sector and was experienced across the stock markets as a whole, with the FTSE 100 falling by 17%… 

Selling Your Business? What You Should Know…
Gambit Corporate Finance LLP recently set about conducting a survey of business owners who had sold their companies in order to better understand the issues and experiences they had encountered during the transaction… 

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