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Business sale of an ICT managed services seller

Business sale of an ICT managed services company

  • The company for sale is an ICT managed services company located in the Netherlands
  • The company sold has an enterprise value of more than 4 mio €
  • The buyer is a group supported by Private Equity that acquires smaller ICT managed services companies
  • CFIE business sale input: The CFIE M&A team members helped in the full process of the business sale. The project started with a first indicative valuation. The most important activity was sourcing a list of handpicked and most suited acquirers. This business sale is a valuable step for the owners who want to focus on other IT activities and gradually retire from the business.

Overview business sale of an ICT managed services company

The acquired company focusses on ICT managed services. These services are mainly provided to healthcare, pharmaceutical companies and governmental agencies or local governments. The ICT managed services company has been acquired via a MBO almost 20 years ago.

Strategy ICT managed services buyer

The buyer is a middle sized local ICT managed services group that grows via acquisitions. It is supported by a Private Equity group that provides funding to grow the company. The buyer focuses on supplying ICT managed services to a large group of medium size customers. The synergies for the buyer are on the one hand in the customer group they control. On the other hand this acquisition enables the buyer to get a complete footprint across the Netherlands.

Activities of the CFIE M&A team in the support of the business sale of this ICT managed services company

The CFIE ICT M&A team helped the ICT managed services seller in the full process of the business sale. The CFIE team came up with an indication of the company valuation based on industry experience. The experience of CFIE indicated an enterprise valuation of 5 to 6 normalized EBITDA. Based on the profile of the ICT managed services company suited buyers were identified most of these were direct contacts of the CFIE M&A team.

As indicated the CFIE ICT managed services M&A team has a good direct contact to ICT managed services business buyers in the Netherlands. Based on this knowledge CFIE can support Dutch sellers in a business sale of ICT managed services companies. After detailed negotiations between the ICT managed services target company and various possible acquirers one buyer made the best offer and became the new owner of this ICT managed services company.

Highlights of the ICT managed services business sale

  • Both companies are active in the Netherlands and can enjoy cost synergies like sharing offices
  • The buyer can invest further in the growth of the ICT managed services company by adding new sales people to the team.
  • The group companies can offer additional services to the customers of the acquired company.
  • The clients benefit from getting continued support for their ICT managed services requirements.

Information about business sales in the ICT managed services industry

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