K3 SECURES NO 1 SPOT IN UK AND EUROPE WITH A FLYING START TO 2023 - KBS Corporate

K3 SECURES NO 1 SPOT IN UK AND EUROPE WITH A FLYING START TO 2023

Statistics produced by Refinitiv show our Group advised on 91% more deals than any competitor in 2022 – and we have retained our commanding position in the first quarter of this year.

Off to yet another flyer in Q1, K3 Capital Group have further cemented our position as the UK’s No 1 business sales adviser with a large increase in deals already completed in 2023.

Statistics produced by Refinitiv show our Group advised on 91% more deals than any competitor in 2022 – and we have retained our commanding position in the first quarter of this year.

Compared to the same period in 2022, K3 have completed 25% more deals in Q1, and are the only adviser in Refinitiv’s top 10 M&A mid-market rankings for the UK and Europe to have posted an increase on deal volumes year on year.

As well as retaining the No 1 position in the UK, K3 have also taken over the top spot in Europe, up from sixth in Q1 2022, and climbed to second in the worldwide rankings, rising from eighth.

Within the Group, KBS Corporate have overseen a significant number of momentous transactions for our clients in the opening months of 2023 across a broad range of business sectors.

For example, shareholders of Infrastructure Gateway Limited, a highly regarded company within the water sector in central England, were able to facilitate their retirement with the help of KBS Corporate Finance as the business was sold to South Staffs Water Plc, backed by Arjun Infrastructure Partners.

We also generated huge interest in ResChem Analytical Limited, a laboratory specialising in pesticide residue analysis, which attracted 47 interested parties and was acquired by US-based The Smithers Group Inc which has sites in North America, Asia and Europe.

Lifting Gear and Safety Limited, which has enjoyed significant growth since its inception in 2009, was found a supportive new owner in Sweden-based Axel Johnson International, which added the company to its Lifting Solutions division.

And within another different type of industry, care home management solutions provider Care Management Systems Limited became the third acquisition during the financial year by listed company Grafenia.

The continued success is the latest stage of the ambitious growth journey for K3 Capital Group, which in Q1 was itself the subject of a £270million acquisition by Sun European Partners, a subsidiary of Florida-based investment firm Sun Capital.

With 600 employees, our Group is actively striving to increase that number by around 10 per cent, investing heavily in onboarding, training and development to ensure our staff can advance their careers in alignment with the progress of the company.

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