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We represent businesses in, most service, commercial and industrial sectors.

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manufacturing & industrial service & professional leisure Miscellaneous

Manufacturing and Industrial

REF: 16016
Fast Growth Niche Fresh Food Processor


Debt free. Very Profitable. Reactive marketing. Strong margins. Excellent reputation. Expansion potential. Fully BRC accredited. Niche sector products. Well established (20+ years). Impressive customer base. Contract revenues. 90%+ repeat business. Well run and managed. Experienced workforce. 4 year sales growth 82% (‘13-‘16). Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Turnover £3.57m, GP 52.5%, and Net Profit £726,8833 (2016). OFFERS INVITED.
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REF: 17028
Niche Natural Beauty Accessories Distribution/Retail/Wholesale


Debt free. Relocatable. Very Profitable. Reactive marketing. Strong margins. Excellent reputation. Expansion potential. Award winning. License agreements. Niche sector products. Well established (6 years). Impressive customer base. Further export potential. 90% repeat business. International sales (58 territories). Well run and managed. Experienced workforce. Accredited & eco-friendly products. Diversified sales channels. 4 year sales growth 56.4% (‘14-‘17). Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. Global Intellectual Property assets. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Turnover £1.2m. GP 68.2%, Net Profit (PBT) £376k (draft y/e 2017). OFFERS INVITED.
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PROJECT 17027
Niche Manufacturing & Distribution of Motor Controls


Scalable. Relocatable. Retirement sale. Debt free. Reactive marketing. Strong margins. Excellent reputation. Expansion potential. 199.4% 1 year growth. Niche sector products. Well established. Repeat business. Opportunities for outsourcing. Further export potential. 2 year forecast turnover of £1m+. International sales (58 territories). Well run and managed. Key staff retainable. Diversified sales channels. Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. 20+ global Intellectual Property assets. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. OFFERS INVITED.

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REF: 17025 (SOLD)
Well Established Waterworks Engineers


Profitable. Niche sector. Significant barriers for competitor entry. Experienced skilled workforce. Well established (104 years). Blue chip customer base. 80% repeat business. Well, run and managed. Contracted revenue streams. No overdraft or debt facility. Still early stages of AMP 6. Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. Industry regulation provides demand. Continued demand from customers. Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Management staff retainable. Turnover £5m. GP 22.8%, 3 year average Net Profit (PBT) under management £547k (y/e 2016). OFFERS INVITED for the Goodwill and Net Asset Value.

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REF: 16018
Commercial Catering Equipment Retail & Distribution


Profitable. 250+ customers. Debt free. Retirement sale. Cash generative. Expansion capacity. Stable margins. Well run and managed. Strong sector presence. Well Established (30+ years). Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Operates in wide range of sectors. Diversified revenue streams. Loyal, skilled and retainable workforce. Turnover £604k. GP 23.3%, Net Profit (PBT) £66,793 under management (y/e 2015). INVITING OFFERS for the fixed assets, stocks and goodwill of £250,000.

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REF: 16013 (SOLD)
Vacuum Formed Plastic Packaging Manufacturer


Profitable. 60+ Customers. Expansion capacity. BRC/IOP Standards. Well run and managed. Cash generative. Strong sector presence. Loyal skilled workforce. In-house tooling capabilities. Approx. 90% repeat business. Flexible Manufacturing capability. Continued demand from customers. Very Well established (27+ years). Not reliant on any single customer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Operates in wide range of sectors. Diversified service/product offering. Scalable services and products. Turnover £2.5m. GP 37%, EBITDA £479k. OFFERS INVITED.

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PROJECT 15010 (ON HOLD)
Award Winning Regional Brewery


Award winning. Profitable. Freehold included. 200+ customers. Strong Brands. Expansion capacity. Established 22 years. Global expansion potential. 32,000 hectolitre capacity. Diversified product offering. Strong and stable margins. Run under management. Well run and managed. Strong sector presence. Near 99% repeat business. 5 year growth 120.9% (2011 to 2015). Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Growing consumer appetite for ales. 2.8m pints a year production. Proven and consistent profitability. Multiple channels of product delivery. Talented and experienced management team. Turnover £3m+ and adjusted Net Profit of £471,044 for year-end 2015. OFFERS INVITED.

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PROJECT 15007
Niche/Specialist High End Commercial Electrical Contractor


Debt Free. Cash generative. Niche sector. Repeat business. Key staff retainable. 5 year growth 34% (’12 to forecast ’16). Low overheads/Fixed costs. Very well run and managed. Strong regional presence. Economies for scale for a trade buyer. Prestigious project delivery/history. Above average sector margins. Diversified service offering. Scalable services across industries. Proven and consistent profitability. Knowledge base/Case histories. Major blue chip clients. Well established (40+ years) with strong reputation. Talented and experienced management team retainable. Turnover £2.7m, GP 26% adjusted net profit £712,618 for 2015. PRE-REGISTRATION and OFFERS INVITED.

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PROJECT 15005 (SOLD)
Niche OEM & End User Distributor/Manufacturer


Retirement sale. Profitable. Debt free. EU exports. Very well established (30+ years). Excellent reputation. Not reliant on any single customer. 1,194 diversified customers. Operates in wide range of sectors. Well run and managed. Approx. 88% repeat business. Expansion capacity. Cash generative. Own branded product range. Minimal stockholding. Manufacturing capability. Manufacturing license agreements. Expandable product range. BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation. Scalable platform for growth. Strong IT and back office systems. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale to a trade buyer. Turnover £1.2m. 46.7% GP and Adjusted Net Profit £240,045.

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Service & Professional

REF: 16019
Niche Utility Services Auditor


Very Profitable. Strong growth. Cash generative. Niche sector specialism. Established (4 years). Blue chip & public sector client base. 20 year experience. Recurring revenue streams. Well run and managed. Massive marketplace. Experienced skilled workforce. No overdraft or debt facility. 3 year growth 83.2% (2014-16). Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. Excellent reputation for delivery. Continued demand from clients. Industry de-regulation to fuel growth. Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Continued involvement available. Turnover £727,452, GP 83.8% and 3 year adjusted Net Profit/PBT £218,006 (y/e 2016). OFFERS INVITED.
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REF: 17026
Industrial Sector Property Development Project Management Practice


Very Profitable. Reactive marketing. Niche sector specialism. Well established (8 years). Blue chip client base. 80% repeat business. Well run and managed. Experienced skilled workforce. No overdraft or debt facility. 4 year growth 114.7% (2014-17). Forecast industry growth. Strong sector presence. Excellent reputation for delivery. Continued demand from customers. Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Continued involvement available. Turnover £1.6m+. GP 100%, Net Profit (PBT) £1m+ (y/e 2017). OFFERS INVITED.
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REF: 17024
Online Health, Beauty & Fitness Products for sale


Profitable. Cash generative. 25% international sales. Well run and managed. Exclusive product range. 20,000+ monthly web sessions. 27,723 email mailing list. Well established (17 years). Forecast growth for 2017. 2.5 - 4.5% PPC conversion. 20,000+ monthly visitors. Multilingual websites. 4 year growth of 23.8% (2014-2017). No overdraft or debt facility. Expandable sales channels. Stable gross margins. Continued demand from customers. Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Turnover £627,873, GP%34.2% and 3 year adjusted Net Profit/PBT £89,497(y/e 2016). OFFERS INVITED.
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REF: 16021 (SOLD)
Dementia Healthcare Products - Online & Mail Order


Profitable. Debt free. Loyal workforce. Cash generative. Expansion capacity. Stable gross margins. Well run and managed. Forecast growth for 2017. Growing niche healthcare sector. 5 year growth of 187.3% (2012-2016). Strong sector presence. Proprietary product range. Approx. 60% repeat business. Continued demand from customers. Well Established. Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Expandable sales channels. Turnover £744k. GP 40.8%, Net Profit (PBT) £100k (y/e 2016). OFFERS INVITED..
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REF: 16017
Multi-Disciplined Advertising, Design & Marketing Agency


Profitable. 22 clients. Debt free. Relocatable. Cash generative. Expansion capacity. Strong gross margins. Well run and managed. International client base and focus. 5 year growth of 51.3%. (2012-2016). Strong sector presence. Near full service agency. Loyal skilled workforce. Approx. 90% repeat business. Continued demand from clients. Well Established (22+ years). Expansion potential for a trade buyer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Operates in wide range of sectors. Diversified service offering. Scalable services. Fluent French & German language account management. Turnover £851k. GP 75.5%, Net Profit (PBT) £235,541 (y/end 30.06.16). OFFERS INVITED AT £600k plus Net Asset Value.
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REF: 16014 (SOLD)
Profitable and readily relocatable Workwear and PPE Supplier


Profitable. Debt free. 138+ customers. Expansion capacity. Cash generative. Strong sector presence. ISO 9001 accreditation. Loyal skilled workforce. Diversified product offering. Minimal staff needed to run. Approx. 80% repeat business. Continued demand from customers. Very Well established (24+ years). Not reliant on any single customer. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Scalable services and products. Operates in wide range of sectors. Freehold available. One of 13 PPE suppliers on Gov’t. procurement programme. Turnover £858k. GP 35.3%, Profit £223k. OFFERS INVITED.
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REF: 15002
Specialist Foodservice Wholesaler


Profitable. Tax efficient deal structure. Turnkey operations. Established (29+ years). Excellent reputation. Loyal management team & workforce. 850+ customers. Forecast continued growth. Well researched niche product range. Growth/Expansion potential. Scalable platform for growth. Above industry revenue growth. 7.7% growth in 2014-2016. Approx. 85% repeat business. Strong regional geographic coverage. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale to a trade buyer. Not reliant on any key client. Turnover £2.75m, 18.9% GP and Net Profit £123,836 (2016). OFFERS INVITED IN THE REGION OF £250,000 plus stocks and fixed assets.

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REF: 15003 (SOLD)
Office Supplies, Interiors and Business Equipment Dealer


Profitable. Established (40+ years). Excellent reputation. Not vulnerable to any key customer. Main dealer status for suppliers. Growth/Expansion potential. Approx. 75% repeat business. Turnkey operations. Stable gross margins. 3 distinct diversified revenue streams. Recurring revenue streams. 5 year 32.9% growth (2010-2014). Scalable platform for growth. Continued demand from customers. Economies of scale for a trade buyer. Management team in place. Talented loyal workforce. Turnover £4.6m.35.5% GP and Adjusted Net Profit £369,320 (2014).

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REF: 15004 (SOLD)
Specialist Sealant Application Contractor


Profitable. Debt free. Management in place. Excellent reputation. Established 9+ years. Forecast growth for 2015/16. Growth/Expansion potential. Approx. 99% repeat business. Skilled loyal workforce. Stable & high gross margins. 18.7% average annual growth. 5 year 98.2% growth (2011-2015). Scalable platform for growth. Continued demand from customers. Turnover £387k. 73.2% GP and Net Profit £72,161 (2015 - Draft).
Offers in the region of £185k - £225k incl. Net Asset Value (NAV).

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PROJECT SAMSON (SOLD)
Market Research Agency


Profitable. Debt free. Cash generative. Well run and managed. Key staff retainable. Excellent reputation. Team of experienced staff. Multi-national client base. Tax efficient deal structure. ISO 9001 accreditation. MRS Company Partner. International experience. Flexible skilled workforce. Multi-disciplined services. Not reliant on any key client. Growth/Expansion potential. Well established (28+ years). Approx. 65% retained business. Operates in diversified sectors. Geographically well placed for clients. Economies of scale for an existing research business. Turnover £1.63m and adjusted profit (NET) £105k.

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PROJECT PAX
Industrial Recruitment Agency


Profitable. Excellent reputation. 96% repeat business. Investors in People. Growth for 2012/13/14. Excellent audited procedures. Flexible leasehold premises. REC audited member. Well run and managed. Skilled and talented workforce. 58.5% growth over last 5 years. Growing on-site services. Multi-disciplined diversified services. Scalable services across industries. Major Blue Chip clients. Growth/Expansion potential Well established (17+ years). Strong in geographic area of operations. Strong back office systems/procedures. Fully licensed and accredited. Turnover £6.3m, GP 12.1%, Adjusted Net Profit £231,015 for year ended 30.04.13. Massive economies of scale (up to £200k+) for existing regional/national recruitment business.

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PROJECT CENTAUR (SOLD)
Diversified Industrial, Driver & Logistics Recruitment


Proven profitability. Blue chip client base. 90% repeat business and term contracts. Economies of scale for existing recruitment business. Management retainable. Loyal workforce. Award winning. REC member. Geographic expansion opportunities.

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PROJECT CICERO
International Communication & Presentation Training Provider


Intellectual property. Can operate globally. 60-80% repeat business. Well run and managed. 17.6% growth for 2012. Strong regional presence. Not reliant on any key client. Strong margins (Gross and Net). 23.9% growth over last 4 years. Proven and growing profitability. Diversified product range and services. Scalable services across industries. Knowledge base / Case histories. Major multi-national Blue Chip clients. Proven delivery to global client base. Well established with strong reputation. Experienced and multilingual consultants.
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PROJECT IQ
Global Retail Research Consultancy


Profitable. Debt free. Profitable. Key staff retainable. Strong Net margins. Strong Gross margins. Excellent reputation. 80% repeat business. Well run and managed. Skilled and talented workforce. 52.6% growth over last 5 years. Multi-disciplined diversified services. Major multi-national Blue Chip clients. Operates globally/Export potential. Turnover £1m. Adjusted Net Profit £179k. OFFERS INVITED.
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