KBS Corporate has unveiled a 20 per cent rise in turnover as it embarks on ambitious expansion plans to capitalise on increasing demand in the burgeoning M&A market.
In the year to May 2014, turnover at Bolton-based KBS Corporate rose from £2.5m to £3m, while employee numbers increased from 45 to 65.
It has been an exceptional year at company sales specialist, KBS Corporate, which has completed more than 100 transactions nationwide on the back of renewed activity in the M&A market.
KBS Corporate has also invested more than £200,000 in business intelligence software which provides an unrivalled research resource into UK and international markets enabling the group to match vendors with potential buyers across the globe, including Europe, the Far East and the US.
KBS Corporate has expanded its UK network of regional offices and now has a presence in all key strategic locations including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.
The group is looking to recruit a number of regional directors and managers with expert local knowledge to meet client demand and further boosts its national presence.
KBS Corporate specialises in helping owner-managed businesses sell to a spectrum of buyers including trade buyers, global buyers, financial investors and MBI candidates. It has in-depth knowledge and expertise across a wide range of sectors and has an excellent reputation in achieving maximum value for clients.
The company advises companies with turnover of up to £50m and over the past 12 months has advised on a number of large deals, including the recent £9m sale of Warrington based structural testing specialist Testconsult to stock market listed James Fisher and Sons.
John Rigby, Managing Director at KBS Corporate, said: “It has been an exceptional year in terms of growth and our investment in industry leading technology and talented people has paid dividends.
“KBS Corporate has firmly cemented itself as a major player in advising company owners and our reputation and expertise has enabled us to capitalise on the renewed deal activity in the M&A sector.
“We have completed more than 100 transactions over the past 12 months, which is a phenomenal achievement and a number of those have been to global buyers.
“The group is now looking to capitalise on favourable market conditions for business owners considering a sale and we are in an excellent position to achieve further growth in the coming year.”