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Construction & civil engineering

Reference
S8927
Turnover
£2m to £5m
Sector(s)
Construction
Region(s)
Scotland
Added
13 June 2022

Business description

Established over 30 years, the Company is a preferred supplier of a comprehensive range of commercial construction services. These include, but are not limited to:

                 Roofing                                             Refurbishment                                               Joinery        

                 Civil Engineering                             Construction                                               Preservation

         The Company includes several blue-chip clients many of whom it has achieved preferred supplier status with. In addition to being a prime provider of construction services within its targeted niche, the Company also serves Castles, Grade A listed buildings, farm steading renovations and the National Trust. The Company has an excellent trade reputation where it is seen as a leading authority in the sectors it operates within. Operating from a combination of rented and freehold premises with significant expansion potential. 

Highlights

  • Despite the impact of Covid 19 Trading Year to March 2022, turnover was c£2.5m, with Profit before tax c£1m; Net assets c£2m.
  • Operating in a highly specialised sector with high barriers to entry as specialist services are provided
  • Exceptional opportunities exist to scale the business both regionally and nationally
  • Business secured via recommendation and/or referral, with very high levels of repeat business.
  • Highly skilled, experienced workforce capable of providing very specialist quality work.
  • Very well established with excellent trade reputation
  • Consistently profitable throughout its 30-year trading history
  • The Business is operated as a turnkey operation, is highly scalable and well positioned for future growth with excellent potential. Offers are invited for 100% of the share capital of the Limited Company.

Financials

Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2018 (Actual) 3 457
2019 (Actual) 3 757
2020 (Actual) 2,910 774
2021 (Actual) 1,652 564
2022 (Forecast) 2,500 1

Opportunities

  • There is significant scope to develop and extend the current range of services provided into related sectors which can be discussed in more detail. A new owner may look to develop many of the latent opportunities that exist with a more direct approach.  Other opportunities include expanding the Companies geography through simply building on its established base with several its existing clients. Also, there is significant scope to develop major clients (including MOD) within its immediate geography which have been the subject of significant recent investment which is likely to be ongoing.  

Reason for sale

The owners having developed the business to its current level and established a particularly robust and successful business with excellent future potential, wish to pursue other interests and allow a new owner a prime opportunity to develop the established trading streams.

The current MD have expressed a willingness (if required) to remain and work with a new owner on further developing and building the business.

The business is offered for sale on the availability of 100% of the share capital of the Company on a debt/cash free basis. 

Additional information

The most recent accounts to 31st March 2021 underline the inherent strength of the business following the full impact of Covid 19. Underlying Profit before tax 13.9% (£229,915), along with Gross Profit remaining consistent at 31%, reflecting the stability and focus of its management and the strength of the business and its established trade presence.

The Company enjoys high levels of repeat business and an excellent reputation, recognised by the long-term trading arrangements with its client base for providing a complex capability at the highest levels of service and standards. The successful implementation of which has seen high levels of repeat business and leaves the Company well placed to add to and build on its strong, established reputation.

Many staff have long standing service with the Company, with staff turnover minimal.

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