Seven days, three deals, three continents: this week in deal making (7th - 13th September 2014)
With three deals completed in just seven days, the past week is proof that BCMS delivers for its clients across multiple sectors and international borders.
The period saw BCMS deal teams complete transactions in the UK, South Africa and the USA. The transactions involved company sales from a diverse range of sectors, including hydraulic vehicle component manufacturing and business intelligence services.
Cross-border deal making requires both market analysis and true local expertise. BCMS’ International Research Manager, Lee Wickens comments: “Having deal-making teams on the ground around the world gives BCMS the ability to create a strong competitive market for our clients, regardless of which country they're in. We target acquirers globally, utilising our research and analytical skills, as well as the knowledge gained from local markets; all of which are needed to assess these organisations. This, combined with being able to engage a potential buyer, in their preferred language is hugely beneficial.”
Selected Deal Details
The US company sale involved a West Coast based Private Equity firm with investments in international operations.
In South Africa, our deal team engaged with a buy and build investor, pursuing a strategy of merging a number of platform investments.
For BCMS clients the results speak for themselves. To quote one delighted BCMS client: “I want to thank BCMS for all the help and support in the sale of my business. The amount of support our Deal Leader has given is amazing, and I am sure she has worked many extra hours in her endeavour to reach the successful outcome. No amount of thanks can really express my gratitude.” (Client name withheld for confidentiality reasons.)
Full details of these transactions may follow in due course. Unlike some advisors, BCMS only ever publicises deals with the express permission of both acquirer and vendor