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Manned guarding, CCTV & security services

£5m to £10m
Business services, Construction, Miscellaneous, Real estate activities, Service industries
UK Wide
20 June 2022

Business description

Presenting the acquisition of this fast-growing Manned Guarding, CCTV & Security Services business:

In short: 100% Share sale. Retirement sale. Gain new customers nationwide in a lucrative niche sector trading area. Run under management. Add services to your portfolio. Make money. Continued growth.

Since 2014 this independent and established company specialises in the provision of a range of security services. 

Accredited and operating in a niche industrial sector, supplying manned guarding (60% of revenue), dog handling (20%) and CCTV (20%) services to 55 nationwide customers, many of whom are blue-chip. Key holding and alarm response are other areas of operation. Repeat business sits at 70%+, enjoyed growth of 79.1% over the last three years with further gains forecast for the current financial year. 

An opportunity to buy a growing, profitable operation with scope for further expansion and development.

Operating from flexible leasehold premises (with the option to purchase the freehold), a team of experienced and qualified staff handles management, operations and sales without relying on the Vendor.

Contact us to receive an NDA so you can get the full Information Memorandum.

Why selling

The sale is instructed to allow the Vendor to retire following the successful handover of the business. A managed transition to new ownership also serves as the next stage of the business's growth. An existing talented management team are retainable, subject to agreed terms.

Why the business could be interesting for you:

-         Profitable.

-         Debt-free.

-         55+ customers.

-         Accreditation.

-         Well located.

-         Repeat business (70%+).

-         Relocatable/New lease/Freehold options.

-         Blue-chip customer base.

-         Growth through lockdown (79.1% over last 3 years).

-         Continued forecast growth for 2022/23.

-         Not reliant on any key client.

-         Established and proven.

-         Retainable management team.

-         Not reliant on Vendors.

-         In-demand services.

-         Flexible handover.

-         Turnover £6,100,000.

-         Adjusted/Normalised Net Profit £337,000 (2022)

-         PRICE: Offers Invited

Further opportunities:

-         Gain revenue by expanding the geographic territories and sectors serviced.

-         Increase social media presence/marketing activity to generate

further leads and coverage.

-         Boost advertising spend across marketing channels.

-         Launch a concerted proactive sales and marketing campaign to accelerate more sales.

-         Invest in further staff and infrastructure to deliver greater returns.

If this looks of interest, please contact us. We will forward a company summary together with our Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) / confidentiality undertaking for completion, signature and return.

Please Note:  If your enquiry is on behalf of a client, we will need the client to sign the NDA.

Private Investors: We will need to see proof of ability to fund a 7 figure deal before we can release further details.

Upon receipt of our Confidentiality Undertaking in hard copy form – either by POST or scanned copy by email – and following approval by our client, we would be happy to discuss further more detailed information.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBIT (£'000)
2019 (Actual) 2,479 142
2020 (Actual) 3,378 248
2021 (Actual) 4,671 291
2022 (Forecast) 6,051 338

Reason for sale

Genuine retirement sale. Vendor is 65.

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