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BCMS, leading M&A specialist, experience boom in the market – reflecting changes in UK economy

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  • BCMS has experienced its most successful month of M&A activity since the recession took hold in 2008, completing 11 deals  
  • 2014 has seen a strong half year performance by BCMS, with significant interest being received on BCMS clients across a range of sectors 
  • The forecast for the remainder of 2014 is extremely positive 

 Leading international merger and acquisition (M&A) specialist, BCMS, has reported its highest number of deals completed in any single month in July, with 11 companies sold – making it BCMS’ most successful month of M&A activity since the recession took hold in 2008.

These results are in addition to a strong half year performance by BCMS, which includes the sale of Compass Computer Consultants Ltd to ACS Group plc for £14.5m, and the recent sale of Indigo 4 Systems Ltd to EMIS Group plc for £3m+.

BCMS is set to continue its winning streak for the remainder of 2014 as it smashes its own records, having already achieved its quickest ever completions. The company is also set to complete its largest ever MBI in August.

David Rebbettes, co-founder and owner of BCMS said: “The outlook for the coming three months, despite the holiday period, is looking very strong indeed. We have also enjoyed our largest number of new mandates written since 2010, re-enforcing our position as a leader in an increasingly active M&A market.”

Steve Dally, CEO, believes that the upsurge in activity supports the survey’s findings, commenting: “July has not only seen a significant increase in trade, but has also seen some of the fastest deals - taking just four months from instruction to completion.  This supports the indicators that are consistently reporting a strong market for owners who are looking to release equity for part or full sale, and is also reflected in the marketplace. There is a considerable increase in interest from investors looking for a range of opportunities in recent months.”

Dally added: “BCMS is well placed to match owner and investor needs, and we are delivering solutions to a diverse range of clients across the whole M&A marketplace.”

Note: Our commitment to confidentiality means we do not report or publicise every completed deal.

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Posted Aug 2014
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