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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

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.

 

Director

Jonathan Rich

Jonathan is a chartered accountant with 10 years’ experience in M&A, having completed numerous buy-side, sell-side, and cross-border transactions. Jonathan joined MAWW London in 2014 having spent 8 years at PwC in both the audit and M&A teams.

Member of the Agri, Food & Beverages, and Automotive Industry Groups. Now is co-leader of the Business Services – Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Beverages; Food; Healthcare; Information technology; Transport & logistics.

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.

 

Partner

Anders Thoresen

Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Cardo Partners, and Creo Advisors.

Founder of www.ba360.no and www.lederkilden.no. Chairman of Vingmed Holding AS.

Areas of expertise: Strategy and enterprise development, restructuring and cost-cutting, buying and selling companies, start-ups, company valuations.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry expertise: 

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; Transport & logistics; 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 MAWW Oslo in 2008. Areas of expertise: Buying and selling companies, company valuations, mergers and de-mergers, ownership changes.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry expertise: 

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.

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.

 

Partner

Daniel Steiner

Partner at MAWW Quito since 2009. Over 15 years of experience in M&A. Involved in over 80 corporate finance projects. Prior experience at Lehman Brothers in Technology M&A group and at Bain & Company as a strategy consultant. MBA and BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from universities in the US.

 

Member of Agri, Food & Beverages Industry Group, member of the Business Services, and also a member of the Consumer & Retail Industry Group.

 

 

Senior Analyst

Darko Petrinec

Business economics from the University of Business and Economics Zagreb, Master Thesis in financial analysis of banks. Supervisor in MAWW Zagreb dealing with M&A and other financial advisory services. Before joining MAWW Zagreb in 2016 did an internship in PWC and a regional bank.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group, Consumer & Retail Industry Group and Internet, Security & Technology Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Hotels & restaurants; Plastics; Retail and franchising.

Assistant Manager

Darragh Brennan

Chartered Accountant (ACA). Bachelor of Commerce (First Class) from UCC.
Previously worked for PwC Dublin & PwC New York, focusing on Insurance and Asset Management sectors.
Joined MAWW Dublin in 2016.
Experience in SaaS, renewable energy, and alternative lending sectors.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Energy & renewables.

Founder Partner

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.

Senior Associate - Paris

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.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & Marketing; Education and training; Information technology; Transport & logistics.

 

Board Member

Nitin Arora

With over 15 years of experience, Nitin heads the National team in Transaction Advisory with a diverse skill portfolio which includes private & strategic equity placement, partner search, mergers & acquisition, business & regulatory valuation, financial due diligence, financial modeling, and negotiation.

Member of the Automotive and of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Chemicals; Engineering; Plastics; Transport & logistics.

Partner - Paris

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.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Education and training; Financial services; Insurance; Leisure.

Managing Director

Rick Thomas

Vice President, VSI. Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors. M&A Executive Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty Member for NCCE and The George Washington University. US Representative to South African Companies.

Member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Education and training; Engineering; Food; Information technology.

 

Managing Director

Robert Adams

Chartered Accountant
Experience in M&A for more than 10 years. Involved in mid-corporate national and international deals.

Leader of the Construction & Real Este Industry Group and member of the Business Services Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Energy & renewables; Financial services; Leisure.

Partner - Paris

Sidney Serval

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

He started at PWC and Siparex, then joined M&A Worldwide Paris 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.
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