Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review Q3 2012

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its Facilities Management Services M&A Market Review for Q3 2012.

Facilities Management Services M&A Overview
Facilities Management deal volume in quarter three remained consistent with the previous quarter with only one less reported transaction, a 7% increase from the same quarter in 2011… 

Feature Article: Public Sector Outsourcing
Outsourcing within the Facilities Management sector has been overshadowed recently by the negative press concerning G4S’ blunder over its handling of security for the London Olympics, which saw 18,200 military personnel stepping in to fill the staffing gap. G4S’ share price fell by 17% over four trading days in July as it emerged that the company could not provide enough security staff to meet its commitments – an acknowledgement made just two weeks before the games were set to start… 

Valuation Parameters
Average EBITDA multiples maintained their levels at 7.9x during quarter three of the FMS companies tracked by Gambit. This is an encouraging outcome following a number of events such as G4S’ Olympics contract failure which impacted confidence in the outsourcing sector and share prices during the quarter. Over the last 12 months there has been an improvement in share price of 14%, a positive sign overall… 

Focusing on the Future: Exploring Available Options
Succession planning is an essential feature of any business’ life cycle whereby business owners develop and implement a suitable exit strategy and achieve an orderly transfer of ownership. Properly planned and executed succession planning should deliver significant benefits for owners, employees and other stakeholders by maximising shareholder value through effective corporate and fiscal planning, while minimising disruption. Failure to address this issue correctly can diminish shareholder value and endanger sustainability for the next generation… 

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