Mergers & Acquisitions

Services

Overview

Morgan & Westfield has extensive experience helping companies in the fast-changing service-based economy. Business services firms differ in the services they offer, so we customize our solutions to meet and exceed clients’ service goals.

Strategic operations, rapid innovation, and technology are essential for promoting growth. The need for efficient and specialized expertise, coupled with objective advice, drives demand for services firms in today’s knowledge-driven market.

As a growing number of companies fix their attention on core business functions, outsourcing vendors has become crucial to their success. By switching the focus away from non-critical activities, businesses can maximize value and offer the best possible benefits to their customers.

Our professionals have worked closely with a range of service-based businesses, completing mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and other transactions with companies that have carved out their own successful niches. During this time, we’ve learned to spot the trends that matter most and anticipate the resulting market tides.

We help financial and private sponsor-owned, middle-market companies across subsectors in the business services sector. Our services team has vast industry knowledge gleaned by interacting with market players, both international and domestic. We have a reputation for managing a tight, cohesive process, and this allows us to attract robust interest from financial and strategic buyers and provide the greatest outcome for clients’ management and shareholders.

At Morgan & Westfield, our expert team helps you maximize the value you receive from selling your business. The U.S. economy has rapidly transitioned toward a service-based economy, the hallmark of any mature economy. And the service industry will play an essential role in U.S. economic growth for the foreseeable future. This market transition places business owners in the optimal position to exit the market.

Strategic investors and buyers will look to buy businesses in the sector to capitalize on these trends, creating a vigorous market for willing buyers of service companies. At Morgan & Westfield, we use these positive trends to help you get the best price for your business.

In an industry of extreme depth and breadth, globalization promotes M&A activity as service providers build market share and expand overseas. Companies in this sector tend to be people-rich and asset-light businesses with rising valuations. Demand for business services companies is driving intriguing activity in the market. Because more companies are expanding internationally and building their market shares, new M&A opportunities are emerging. In our database, we have active buyers looking for business services companies. They have the operational and financial capabilities to snap up an acquisition when presented with an attractive opportunity.

We know what’s important to private equity and strategic buyers and understand the dynamics of the industry, which allows us to offer superior results to clients. To get top dollar for your business, you need multiple buyers. Our stellar track record, combined with our auction-based process, allows us to negotiate an exceptional deal that will meet or possibly exceed your goals.

Target clients in the sector are usually other businesses and corporations. The service industry is in an economic growth phase because many companies have increasingly depended on third-party specialists for industry-specific expertise and to reduce labor costs. The market is also experiencing a rapid rate of technological innovation and change. Adapting to changing technology and consumer behavior is vital to success.

An industrial and business service is any company providing B2B products or services across industries. This is a strong area of interest with private equity parties across North America because services businesses are typically resilient. Also, they often serve as bolt-on acquisitions or platform investments.

Contact us today to explore how we can help you with your company sale or acquisition.


Types of Businesses We Serve

  • Business process outsourcing
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial facility services
  • Commercial sign manufacturers
  • Construction management
  • Disaster clean-up and restoration
  • Distribution
  • Education and training
  • Electrical contractors
  • Environmental services
  • Equipment and vehicle rentals
  • Exhibits and signage
  • Financial and insurance services
  • Freight and logistics companies
  • Government services
  • Gyms and health clubs
  • Home health care
  • HVAC contractors
  • Legal service providers
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Medical diagnostic labs
  • Paving contractors
  • Personnel and employment agencies
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Professional services and specialty consultants
  • Property management services
  • Public relations management firms
  • Schools and training facilities
  • Security and alarm systems
  • Staffing services
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Travel and event solutions

Representative Transactions

  • Air conditioning contractor
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial printer
  • Creative services firm
  • Dental laboratory
  • Dental staffing agency
  • Disaster restoration
  • Environmental service
  • Floor covering and installation
  • Funeral service
  • HVAC contractor
  • Industrial contractor
  • Industrial refrigeration service
  • Kitchen and bath refinisher
  • Landscape contractor
  • Lighting business
  • Limousine company
  • Medical billing firm
  • Medical staffing firm
  • Medical transportation services
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Plumbing contractor
  • Preschool
  • Print and signage company
  • Private school
  • Restoration services
  • Security alarm company
  • Security guard service
  • Staffing agency
  • Surveying service
  • Vocational school
  • Waste materials disposal
  • Water and fire restoration
  • Window covering contractor
Acquired

Acquired

The Art of Selling a Business With $10 Million to $100 Million in Revenue

Written by Jacob Orosz, President of Morgan & Westfield

For a business to sell for what it’s really worth – or even more – you need to properly prepare. But too many entrepreneurs put off planning the sale of their business until the last moment. Acquired – The Art of Selling a Business With $10 Million to $100 Million in Revenue will help you prepare your business for sale and walk you through the sales process, dodging the pitfalls along the way. With a significant amount of your wealth tied up in your business, planning your exit is one of the most critical initiatives you’ll undertake.

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