Business Services M&A has been extremely active during the last 24 months and Lexington has delivered some exceptional results for its clients in that time. We have distilled this activity down into some key market themes, transactions and strategic insights that are currently shaping the UK Business Services industry. We have presented this information in our first quarterly Business Services M&A report, and provides a further market report alongside the Tech & IT M&A report produced by the Lexington Tech & IT sector team.

The report offers valuable insights and explores the trends that have influenced deal volumes in 2023 and continue to shape trends in Q1 2024 and beyond. Our subsector spotlight for the quarter was the TICC sector, which continues to be a hotspot for M&A activity. The subsector has been a key focus for both Private Equity investors and strategic trade players over the period, as the industry continues to experience significant growth driven by increasing regulatory requirements and mandated testing.

We provide analysis on 2023 as a whole and Q1 2024, assessing how each subsector in the Business Services sector has performed and provides key details on recent M&A transactions, including deal values, key market players, and underlying M&A strategies. Our analysis also looks at projections and trends that will likely influence future M&A activity in the Business Services sector and includes sector insights from Rockpool Investments, after their recent investment in Realise Energy Services.

If you are considering embarking on a growth journey, want to exit your business or would like to learn more about the services Lexington provides, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we would be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

Read the full report here – Business Services M&A Report – 2023 & Q1 2024