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  • M&A Sector Insights: Recruitment

M&A Sector Insights: Recruitment

13 March 2017

BDO has published the latest edition of the M&A Sector Insights series with the focus this time being on the Recruitment sector.

The recruitment sector continues to evolve in the shadow of the global economy with the sector’s performance inextricably linked to the general performance of the economy.  Following a review of key macroeconomic factors that have shaped and continue to contribute to the evolution of the economy and more specifically, the recruitment industry, we have analysed the key trends over the last five years.

Key findings include:

  • a clear trend of increased volume of transactions
  • growing cross-border activity
  • rising presence of private equity
  • surge of activity in sectors where there is considered to be a UK skills shortage such as in healthcare, engineering and IT.

M&A activity in the sector continues to thrive, with the number of transactions increasing by 70% over the five year period demonstrating the attractiveness of assets in the sector both to trade and other investment vehicles, in particular private equity.

BDO has a detailed understanding of the value drivers in the sector including how to maximise & protect value during either a fund raising process or confidential sales process.

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