CLIENT INVESTMENT STORIES There are many reasons that our clients approach us to handle the sale of their businesses, from fulfilling retirement plans, to achieving further growth, and each reason calls upon a tailored strategy to identify the most suitable acquirers that can help deliver on our clients’ plans whilst achieving maximum value. The following pages highlight recent instances where private equity investment has allowed our clients to realise their objectives.
KBS CASE STUDY: SOFTWARE
Our client is a market-leading designer and supplier of specialist software, and is recognised as a prominent brand within their respective industry. Our clients wished to realise their own investment into the company and allow for future growth under a new owner or investor. It became quickly apparent that PE investment would offer the most suitable terms for our clients, who wished to retain an influence in the business post-completion, through the promotion of several key members of senior management into more senior positions to aid the growth of the business. KBS Corporate attracted a number of interested parties, including trade and investment acquirers, before agreeing a deal on our clients’ behalf with a prominent UK PE firm, securing a £45m deal which represented an 18x multiple of profits.