The Corporate Finance Network

February 2020

Businesses for Sale


E222 - Engineering manufacturing business
Based in the South West but serving customers throughout the UK and overseas. Currently generating sales of approximately £2.5m per annum, mainly serving the waste management and recycling sector. Mainly blue-chip customers. Long established business with excellent reputation and customer service levels based on quality and reliability. Broad range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities and equipment including metal fabrication, hydraulic and electrical specialisms. Significant contractual service income. Excellent growth opportunities in domestic and overseas markets. Retirement sale. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

E220 - Electrical installation services
Based in East of England. Revenue 3.9m, Net Profit 889k. The company holds an excellent reputation for being a leading supplier and installer of electrical fittings. Impressive client base with exposure and proven experience within the growing new housebuilding market with forward orders confirmed for up to four years in advance. For further details contact Jack Telford:

Property, Building & Land

P113 - Chartered Surveyors
Based in North West. Established, independent chartered surveyors practice serving the North West region. Services include valuations, building surveys, mortgage valuations for both the residential and commercial markets. For more details contact Steve Lindsay, Corporate Finance Partner

P112 - Boutique 4* Hotel
Based in North England in a popular market town. The hotel has 9 en-suite hotel rooms, 24 cover fine dining restaurant and planning permission for an additional 12 hotel rooms and 36 cover restaurant. Occupancy levels of 60-65% with opportunity to increase further. For further details contact Greg Bolton,

Manufacturing & Supply

M243 - Heavy machinery manufacturing ***NEW***
Heavy machinery design and manufacture specialising in the design & production of high capacity, high-output machinery used for the casting & stacking of non-ferrous metal ingots made from non-ferrous metals, including aluminium, lead & zinc. Also produces ancillary equipment for related tasks such as the cooling, marking & weighing of the resulting products. For more details contact Steve Lindsay, Corporate Finance Partner

M242 - Furniture design, procurement and distribution ***NEW***
Revenue 12.8m. EBITDA 0.5m. The company predominantly serves the public sector, commercial offices and education sectors and has more recently expanded its capabilities into offering full fit out and project management as a main contractor, which accounts for approximately 30% of turnover. For further details contact David Martin, Corporate Finance Partner, Knill James

M241 - Bespoke Joinery Business – Windows & Doors Manufacturer
Based in the Thames Valley with clients across the South of England. Revenue, £600k. Consistently profitable business. The company designs, manufactures, & installs staircases, windows & doors, as well as, kitchens & cabinets. State-of-the-art machinery (CNC Technology). The business is well-respected within the community and works on high-end properties. For further details contact Eddie Giannina,

M240 - Staircase Manufacturer
Based in North of England. Manufactures a range of high-quality wooden staircases using its well-maintained production machinery including three CNC machines. The equipment and in-house team enables the business to carry out all design and manufacturing in-house. Clients include blue chip housebuilders. Their excellent reputation as a very experienced and high quality manufacturer has allowed the business to establish strong relationships with multiple major housebuilders, therefore not reliant on one customer. For further details contact Greg Bolton,

M239 - Manufacturer of furniture and fire doors
Based in North East. Turnover 1.7m, EBITDA 154k. A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire a well-respected manufacturer of furniture for a range of end users such as universities, schools, the private sector and scientific markets. In keeping with its history of adapting to new market opportunities, this business has also developed an in-house specialist expertise for the design and manufacture of bespoke door sets including acoustic and fire doors. For further details contact Greg Bolton,

M238 - Manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors
Based in the South West. Generating sales of approximately £1.5m per annum providing manufacturing and installation services to the residential and commercial construction industry with a focus on high-end products. Consistently profitable. Retirement sale but current owners willing to help new owners to realise full growth potential of the business. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

M237 - Ultra-Fast scanning Spectrum Analyser
Based in the south east of England, the company wishes to sell both the manufacturing and IP rights of this device which is tailored specifically to Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM). It has a reputation in the market place for reliability and has the ability of sustainable and scalable revenue providing future profitability. There is no reliance on the inventor or key employees to maintain and develop the product. The inventor, in his 70s, wishes to spend more of his time developing other products and services for his company. For further details contact Andrew Watkin on 07860 898452 or

M236 - Stone Masonry
Location, South East. Project Burgundy. Revenue £1.6m, adj. EBITDA c.£390k, 40% GP margin. Stone Masonry Business utilising natural stone products for use in all aspects of the commercial and retail sectors of the kitchen, bathroom and construction industry. For more information, please contact Anthony Hawkins, Corporate Finance Manager

M235 - Equestrian Buildings, Garages, Carriage Houses, Workshops, Sheds and Fencing
Based in the South East. Forecast turnover 2.9m and adjusted EBITDA 365,000. A reputation for customer service and product reliability. The size of the factory offers the potential to produce 5m annual sales with outside storage area of about 0.65 acres. Offers a potential to expand the product range using existing facilities and location to expand into Europe. Scalable and repeatable product range. Four key employees run the operations. For further details contact Andrew Watkin on 07860 898452 or

M234 - Kitchen and Bedroom Contract Furniture
Based in South East. Turnover 2.7m, Operating Profit 500k. Longstanding business with an excellent reputation for designing and manufacturing kitchen and bedroom furniture. For more details, contact Jack Telford:

M232 - Cleaning & janitorial supplies & equipment
Based in South East. Turnover £5.4m and highly profitable with year on year business growth. The company provides a wide range of cleaning & janitorial supplies and equipment to the public and private sectors. Majority shareholder wishes to exit business so this could either be an investment opportunity or full business sale. For further details contact Jack Telford:

M231 - High quality chicken coops
Designer and producer of high quality chicken coops. Featured on flagship television shows. Based in Yorkshire, fully relocatable. For further details contact Jack Telford:

Construction & Waste Management

C108 - Plastering, drylining and floor screeding contractors
Based in North of England. Turnover £1.2m, GP 27.2%. Excellent reputation and wealth and knowledge of experience within its marketplace. Skilled workforce. For further detail contact Greg Bolton,


R211 - Niche retail business supplying the fabrication and construction market
Based in the South West. Currently generating sales of approximately £1m per annum. Excellent spread of customers from large corporates / SME trade customers through to general public. Auto-replenishment arrangements in place with larger customers. General manager in place and in charge of the business. Easily scalable. Attractive business for new entrant or easy ‘bolt-on’ for existing operator. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

R210 - Professional beauty salon
Based in South West market town. Long established and located in prominent and attractive town centre location in close proximity to car-parking facilities. Current sales in excess of £400k per annum with significant growth opportunities. Premium product offering and long standing and highly experienced team of therapists providing a wide range of treatments. Operating from own premises which are available for sale along with the business. Retirement sale with current owners having a minimal time input into the business so this represents an excellent opportunity for either an investment buyer or hands-on operator. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

R209 - E-commerce retail gift business
Based in the South West but relocatable. Generating sales in excess of £2m per annum and gross margin of approximately 50%. The business employs one of the leading e-commerce platforms. Excellent web-site visitor statistics and repeat custom. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

R208 - Mobility equipment and accessories
Based in South West. Currently generating annual sales of £250K per annum but significant scope to increase this. High gross margin (60%+) and attractive return for current owner with minimal time input of approximately one day per week. For more details contact Neil Hutchings


T233 - E-commerce software developer
Based in the North West. The company has developed a robust and reliable E-commerce software platform which interfaces with the leading accounting packages. The business currently generates sales of approximately £360k per annum but has a number of large blue-chip customers. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

T232 - Facilities Management Software
Based in UK. Revenue 800k, adj. EBITDA 400k (2018 forecast). Market leading, privately owned provider of intelligent software and security solutions for facilities management, security and corporate real estate companies. For more details quote "Project Moonstar" and contact Mark Grady

Other Sectors

O279 - Sports and Exercise Services
Based in North of England. Turnover 590k, Profit 155k. Provider of sports and exercise services for children aged between 5-12 years old via primary school lessons, school clubs, holiday clubs and academies. The business employs a dedicated team of teachers and coaches to successfully deliver activities and is overseen by a Schools Manager who is in frequent contact with schools in their region. For further details, please contact Mark Grewer

O278 - Bike Transport Boxes
Developer of bike boxes to protect bikes during transport. Turnover 150k, Profit 20k. Company grew at 40% between 2017 and 2018. For further details contact Mark Grewer:

O277 - Domiciliary Care
Based in North of England. Turnover 219k, EBITDA 45k. The business provides care and support services to people who are elderly, have dementia or whose health is in some way impaired. For further details contact Greg Bolton,

O265 - PR Agency
Based in North West. Long established 1million turnover multi-channel PR agency. National Government Communications framework constituent. Clients split c.50-50 between public and private sectors. Strong leader team with 4 highly experienced directors (including the 2 shareholders). EBITDA estimated at 335k before shareholder, central and office costs. For more details contact Steve Lindsay, Corporate Finance Partner

O264 - Contract cleaning business
Long established business providing domestic and commercial contract cleaning services throughout the South West. Currently generating annual sales of approaching £700k per annum and growing rapidly. Enviable and diverse range of customers from domestic through to blue-chip commercial clients. Comprehensive range of professional cleaning services and significant contractual income. Experienced and long serving operations manager in place with full responsibility for the day to day running of the business so minimal input required from current owners. The manager is supported by a team of 50 employees. Excellent opportunity for investor or hands-on operator to acquire a long established, successful and rapidly growing contract cleaning business. For more details contact Neil Hutchings

O263 - Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)
Based in South East. Latest actual financials £680k revenue, £340k EBITDA adj. Well established firm, FCA registered with ability to provide all aspects of financial planning advice to individuals and companies. Services include, but not limited to retirement planning, corporate financial planning, business protection and life assurance services. For more details contact Kirsty Wilson

O261 - Claims Management Company with own Major Accident Repair, Service and MOT Centre
Revenue 1.8m, EBITDA 233k. A unique opportunity to acquire a well-respected accident repair centre providing automotive repair, servicing and MOT together with its own regulated claims management company. The business has established an excellent reputation and has huge potential for growth. It has been ranked as one of the best accident repair centres in the country by a leading firm of solicitors, based on their nationwide network of providers. For more details contact Jack Telford:

O226 - Removals and storage
Offices located across East Anglia and the South East. Turnover 855k with net profit 85k. For further details contact Chris Bidgood:

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