KBS Corporate Completes Sale of Robertson Cooper
Robertson Cooper is a business management consultancy that provides mental health and wellbeing support services for an enviable blue chip client base. Since the company’s inception in 1999 the company has experienced significant growth.
The shareholders of Robertson Cooper approached KBS Corporate with the sale of their business to facilitate the shareholders’ retirement plans. It became apparent during initial discussions it was important to the shareholders to source a buyer who could enable further growth.
The opportunity proved highly popular, attracting 34 interested parties which generated 5 offers. The ultimate offer came from handl Group, who previously acquired Reach Personal Injury Services Limited via KBS Corporate in January 2021. The Group has seen significant growth over the past 24 months with several acquisitions and new product launches including Autoresolutions, Tessa Gough & Associates, handl Engage, Limbic, Cogenthire and Mind Right.
handl Group CEO Graham Pulford commented: “We have been exploring this opportunity with Robertson Cooper for some time, and I am thrilled they have agreed to become part of handl Group.”
Professor Cary Cooper, Founder of Robertson Cooper said (on behalf of himself and fellow founder, Ivan Robertson): “Robertson Cooper has been a labour of love for me and my co-founder Ivan Robertson for the last 20 years – how time has flown! During those years great colleagues have done remarkable things for fantastic clients. Ivan and I are hugely grateful to all those involved and are proud of the positive impact Robertson Cooper has had on the world of work.
With all that in mind, I couldn’t be happier to be handing over the reins to handl Group. I’m confident they understand, respect and will retain what makes Robertson Cooper valued by so many clients, whilst also bringing new resources and insight to take the business to the next level. And it’s not farewell from Ivan and I; we’ll still be involved and are excited to be part of what comes next!”
Nathan Leah, KBS Corporate Associate Director, advised Robertson Cooper throughout the process.