Business Services

The Business Services sector covers a broad range of activities.

Whilst driven by different factors, we are seeing strong interest from global strategic acquirers and private equity investors for businesses with high quality, recurring client revenues and a differentiated offering.  

Our international team has knowledge across the sector, with particularly strong deal experience in the following sub-sectors:

  • Business process outsourcing
  • Consultancy
  • Education and training
  • Facilities and property management
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • HR and recruitment
  • Legal services
  • Logistics
  • Marketing services
  • Testing, inspection and certification


International partners

Jan Willem  Jonkman
Jan Willem Jonkman Benelux
Leonardo  Antunes
Leonardo Antunes Brazil
Stig Madsen
Stig Madsen Denmark
Michel  Degryck
Michel Degryck France
Ervin  Schellenberg
Ervin Schellenberg Germany
Ajoy  Lodha
Ajoy Lodha India
Stefano  Pastore
Stefano Pastore Italy
Tatsuhiro  Miyako
Tatsuhiro Miyako Japan
Maarten  de Jongh
Maarten de Jongh Spain
Bob  Balaban
Bob Balaban USA

Latest deals


Latest thinking

Latest research

research cover SME Services

Investors are hungry for outsourced service providers to SMEs. A number of our recent deals illustrate the key business plan features which are attracting investors and acquirers.

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research cover Testing, Inspection and Certification

The M&A market for Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) is highly favourable for sellers, as trade buyers target external growth and PE opt for aggressive buy and build growth strategies. Contact for a copy of the full report.

PDF Testing, Inspection and Certification .pdf
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research cover Business Services Sector Activity

Our sub-sector focus and recent deals

PDF Business Services Sector Activity.pdf
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