The Jenrick Group - KBS Corporate

The Jenrick Group is a successful and well-established provider of high-quality, client-focused recruitment solutions, trading for over 50 years and establishing a prominent presence in the engineering, food, technology, and commercial sectors. The Group benefits from a diverse client base which includes multiple blue-chip organisations who have remained with The Jenrick Group for over 15 years.

Simon Murphy, the majority shareholder of The Jenrick Group, approached KBS Corporate with the sale of the Group to enable him to pursue alternative business interests. During initial discussions it became apparent that staff retention and the continued growth of the Group was of critical importance to any transaction.

Due to this, KBS Corporate implemented a research strategy with a primary focus on sourcing a trade buyer. This proved highly successful with 64 interested parties, including high levels of UK trade with some interest from both private investors and private equity. KBS Corporate was able to utilise these high levels of interest to produce multiple offers.

The ultimate offer came from The MCG Group, led by Colm McGinley, and acts as their second acquisition via KBS Corporate. The MCG Group are currently following a proactive acquisitions strategy. The acquisition of The Jenrick Group will enable The MCG Group to expand their geographic footprint into the Midlands and the South East of England and add serval specialisms to their group.

Post-acquisition, key staff will remain with the Group including a minority shareholder who will remain for the foreseeable.

Guy Haynes, Corporate Director at KBS Corporate, advised The Jenrick Group throughout the process, while legal advice was provided by Lawrence Stephens, and accounting advice from Parker Cavendish.

Guy Haynes commented: “It was a genuine pleasure to work with Simon Murphy and his team on this deal, and I’m delighted that we have been able to help deliver a good deal that ensures continuity within the business as well as providing Simon with a well-earned exit. From an early stage, MCG looked the strongest prospect, with many shared values and ambitions.”


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