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Business Services

 

The business services industry is an extensive industry that embraces many different categories of business operations. Advertising, marketing, consultation, logistics, waste handling, staffing services, shipping, administration, and security services are some examples. Virtually every business in operation needs at least one of the different service types offered by this industry.

 

Our market view

We recently created this Industry Group due to the number of done deals in this Industry. We, therefore, aim to emphasize our team experience in this area as well as organize our empiric knowledge for our clients.

Taking a clear market picture is more challenging these days as more players, sectors, rules, products, and innovations have to be combined. For this reason, our group of experts has been considered as a reference due to their extensive experience in closing deals and helping clients to support innovative growth strategies.

Market Outlook

Fragmented audiences create super attractive niches
More sellers active for M&A
Players more patient for the best deal
Buyer more cautious on valuations

Latest Transactions

Team

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Partner / Advisor Corporate Finance

Eric de Rujiter

Partner

Anders Bull

Senior Associate

Florent Coudray

Partner - Strasbourg

Pascal Kim

Partner

Philippe Laurent

Director

Adrian Ness

Director

Benn Oppy

Founder/President

Doug Robbins

Principal

Cyril Schlup

Partner

Sidney Serval

Senior Vice President

Ridhima Batra

Mateusz Hoffses
Senior Advisor

Mateusz Hoffses

Analyst Corporate Finance

Bob van der Louw

Partner / Advisor Corporate Finance

Eric de Rujiter

Experience in M&A > 5 years & > 20 mid-corporate (inter)national deals. Industry expertise in Automotive, business services & employment agencies. Extensive valuation expertise (Master in Business Valuation).

Joined M&A Worldwide in 2017. Member of MAWW Automotive Industry Group.

Leader of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Engineering; Trade; Wholesale.

 

Partner

Anders Bull

MSc in Economics and Business. Consultant with PA Consulting Group focusing on financial valuation, strategy development, M&A, and project management. Joined DHT in 2008. Areas of expertise: Buying and selling companies, company valuations, mergers and de-mergers, ownership changes.

Member of the Business Services and Logistics & Transportation Industry Groups.

Industry experience: 

Advertising, PR & marketing; Aerospace & defense; Agriculture; Automotive; Beverages; Building & construction; Chemicals; Clean technology; Education and training; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Financial services; Food; Government; Healthcare; Hotels & restaurants; Information technology; Insurance; Leisure; Life sciences; Luxury goods; Media, printing, and publishing; Plastics; Real estate & facility management; Recycling; Retail and franchising; Security; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Telecom; Textile & clothing; Trade; Wholesale.

Senior Associate

Florent Coudray

8 years of experience and more than 10 deals operated as an associate. After the first experience as a Private Equity Analyst at BPI France and SODICA Corporate Finance (Crédit Agricole Group) as M&A Analyst, he joined MAWW Paris in 2013 and has taken part in transactions in the business services sector.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & Marketing; Education and training; Information technology; Transport & logistics.
Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Partner - Strasbourg

Pascal Kim

Currently advising small and midcap companies looking for global performance improvement, strategy definition, new business opportunities, resources alignment within MBA Capital, one of the leading French M&A consultancy networks.

Industry experience:

Business services; Financial services.

 

Partner

Philippe Laurent

34 years of experience and more than 100 missions completed.

Specialties: IT and digital services, software, B2B services, industry.

After an experience in an international IT consulting group with a specialization in accounting and management control, he joined the M&A division of an international investment bank.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Education and training; Financial services; Insurance; Leisure.
Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Director

Adrian Ness

Experience in M&A 10+ years. Specializing in private, mid-market national and international deals. Involved with various industries across Australia.

Deals completed in Wholesale, IT, eCommerce, Business Services, Food, and Engineering.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Engineering; Food; Information technology; Wholesale.

 

Director

Benn Oppy

Experience in M&A 8+ years. Specializing in private, mid-market national and international deals. Involved with various industries across Australia.

Deals completed in Wholesale, IT, eCommerce, Business Services, Education & Training, and Engineering.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Education and training; Engineering; Information technology; Wholesale.

 

Founder/President

Doug Robbins

45 years experience in M&A, he has completed more than 1,000 assignments relating to advising clients; valuations; next-generation transfers; partnership resolutions; refinancing; and other consulting activities. He has completed more than 400 business sales; and invested in 32 businesses.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Principal

Cyril Schlup

Expert in Finance and Working Capital Improvement. Led major organizational transformation and performance improvement projects for large multinational corporations. Extensive corporate and consulting experience across Europe and the USA.

 

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Business services; Healthcare; Media, printing, and publishing; Retail and franchising; Telecom.

Partner

Sidney Serval

Nearly 20 years of experience in Financial Engineering, Private Equity, and Mergers & Acquisitions;

He started at PWC and Siparex, then joined Linkers as a partner from the very beginning by Philippe Delecourt in 2000.

Led more than 60 missions of all kinds (acquisition, company sale, fundraising, LBO, valuation).

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Financial services; Food; Information technology; Insurance; Security; Transport & logistics.

Senior Vice President

Ridhima Batra

Finance professional with over 5 years of core Investment banking experience. Worked extensively on both Private Equity and M&A transactions for SMEs.Specialized in handling due diligence. Experience in working in the service industry with a specialization in fin-tech and media advertising.

Industry expertise:

Financial services; Media, printing, and publishing.
Mateusz Hoffses

Senior Advisor

Mateusz Hoffses

Mateusz has a broad knowledge of finance, accounting and financial analysis. Mateusz gained experience by participating in advisory projects in the area of M&A, private equity and corporate finance. In recent years, he has worked at M&A Department of Santander Bank, Nextline Search Fund and PwC Poland.

Industry experience:

Business services; Engineering; Healthcare; Information technology.

Analyst Corporate Finance

Bob van der Louw

2016-2019: Bachelor Business Economics at Tilburg University
Aug 2018-Jan 2019: Exchange semester at City University of Hong Kong
Sept 2019-Present: Analyst Corporate Finance at Aeternus Corporate Finance.

 

Industry experience:

Building & construction; Food; Media, printing, and publishing; Plastics; Recycling; Telecom.
Member of the Business Services Industry Group.
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