Business Services

The Business Services sector covers a broad range of activities.

Whilst driven by different factors, we are seeing strong interest from global strategic acquirers and private equity investors for businesses with high quality, recurring client revenues and a differentiated offering.  

Our international team has knowledge across the sector, with particularly strong deal experience in the following sub-sectors:

  • Business process outsourcing
  • Consultancy
  • Education and training
  • Facilities and property management
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • HR and recruitment
  • Legal services
  • Logistics
  • Marketing services
  • Testing, inspection and certification


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research cover Business Services - Recent deals

Working with entrepreneurs and management teams throughout the investment lifecycle to help them create and realise value.

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research cover Global Testing, Inspection and Certification

Major strategics highlight acquisition priorities and confirm significant cash available for M&A

research cover Education & Training M&A Update - Summer 2017

M&A activity in education remains strong. PE is increasingly active, with a healthy level of interest from overseas financial investors.