Business Services

A growing sector with ample opportunities to create value

As organizations continue to rely on outsourcing to improve controls and reduce costs, business services is an increasingly common model. This push to deliver services faster and more effectively has created significant M&A activity.

Characterized by high recurring revenue, strong cash flow, contractual relationships, and mission-critical services, business services companies are often seen as recession-resistant. And while their primary deliverable has no physical form, both platform and add-on acquisitions in business services present opportunities to create value.

Our experience ranges across a number of business services areas including IT and tech-enabled services, facilities management, distribution, landscaping, environmental services, equipment rental, and hospitality and loyalty programs.

We work with buyers and sellers throughout the investment lifecycle. Our engagements are tailored and go beyond just identifying and reporting — we act as a partner, “owning the process” to reveal, analyze, and resolve finance issues for organizations in the business services sector.

Our Expertise

We focus exclusively on M&A and the private equity investment lifecycle: transactions, transitions, and transformations of businesses.
 
Clients turn to our professionals to identify and solve their most complex M&A finance issues, such as carve-outs and challenging integrations.

Transactions

Evaluating the financial details of a deal — from thoughtful and robust financial due diligence to financial modeling and navigation of capital markets — is key to shining light on an opportunity. Our M&A transaction services help with the granular financial details so our clients can close more deals.

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Transitions

The post-close transition of a business is a sensitive and critical period in the investment lifecycle. Our M&A transition services can help ensure continuity and implementation with minimal disruption, especially in the finance department.

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Transformations

Significant change means development but can also introduce risk. Our M&A transformation services help to develop and execute thoughtful strategies that preserve underwritten value while simultaneously de-risking change and creating enterprise value.

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Other Industries We Serve

Power & Energy

As the needs for power increase worldwide, new opportunities arise for savvy private equity firms to take advantage of M&A trends.

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Automotive

While consumers demand the latest in technology on their commutes, deal competition is fierce to lead the sector.

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Building Products

In an industry where external factors loom large, successful value creation through M&A allows for steady growth.

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Consumer Goods

Driven by strong competition, the sector presents increasingly diverse opportunities for deals.

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Entertainment & Media

As the industry changes to keep pace with consumers and technology, M&A facilitates the hunt for one-of-a-kind assets.

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Healthcare

Under pressure from changing legislature, compliance requirements and consumer needs, healthcare deals must be conducted thoughtfully.

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Industrials

Oil and gas, metals and mining, and power and utilities see strong growth factors driven by innovation and efficiency.

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Retail

To better catch consumers’ attention, the industry looks to M&A deals to broaden its opportunities for value creation.

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Technology

In a sector where business innovation is particularly likely to create value, tech deals need focus and attention to mitigate risks.

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Transportation & Logistics

As more companies in the sector consolidate, value creation comes from both expanded offerings and innovative technologies.

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Other Industries

Our background in operations, investment banking, private equity, and capital markets makes us indispensable in any M&A deal.

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Our Clients

With our roots in private equity, we have built a disciplined firm aligned with the fast‑moving needs of M&A.

We’re trusted by elite private equity firms. Our engagements help them to maximize value while increasing their bandwidth to source deals and raise capital.

We also consider M&A consulting and advisory engagements with select corporations, depending on circumstance.