Our clients had been in the industry for over 30 years, and wished to realise the value of their business and take the initial steps towards retirement. Our clients founded their business in 1989 and has seen monumental levels of growth supported by long-standing client relationships; some of which have been in place for over 20 years. The company’s success is evident through the achievement of a 160% increase in turnover and a 348% increase in EBITDA since 2014. No fewer than 30 interested parties came forward to register their interest in the opportunity. KBS Corporate utilised this high level of interest in order to secure three competing offers. The successful bid came from a Management Buy-In team which was backed by a highly successful Private Equity firm, which proved a successful
fit due to the growth prospects of the company. KBS Corporate secured a deal worth £6.9m.
INTERESTED PARTIES: 30
KBS CASE STUDY: FINTECH
With an objective to accelerate the company’s growth plans, our clients approached KBS Corporate in order to identify an investment partner who had the resources to take the company to the next level. The business is a true market leader and is well respected by world class manufacturers and software developers. Our clients have developed the business since 2003 and wished to grow further through acquisition. 25 interested parties came forward to enquire about the opportunity, allowing KBS Corporate to negotiate a strong multiple for the business that exceeded the expectations of the shareholders. Our clients maintained a strong shareholding within company, with the PE investor valuing the company at £30m.