Sector focus

We have a high level of expertise and a robust network in our focus sectors. We understand our clients’ needs and goals from our own experience as M&A managers at large corporations which do regular M&A deals and entrepreneurs with personal exit experience.

We form international sector teams to work on cross-border transactions and regularly discuss market and M&A trends in meetings and teleconferences. On this page we have provided you with an overview of our management, issues and transactions in our focus sectors.

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M&A trends & market analysis

During the Perth 2017 Globalscope conference, the network’s global Services sector team met to discuss recent transactions and the evolving underlying structural drivers of the global sector M&A landscape.

Key themes are acquirers undergoing unprecedented diversification, and how an understanding of the trends in digital disruption is critical to determining the best potential acquirers of services businesses. More details can be obtained from team members or regional heads – see contact details below.


Notable recent transactions

Gartner Acquires CEB

Information technology research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. has acquired US best practice and talent management company CEB for approximately $2.6bn.

GoGoVan and 58 Suyun Merge

The merger between GoGoVan and 58 Suyun has created the largest online intra-city logistics platform in Asia. The combined company is worth in excess of $1bn. 58 Suyun is the logistics business of online classifieds giant 58 Home.

General Electric Completes Penske Equity Sale

GE has sold its final 15.5% stake in Penske Truck Leasing to the former partners of the business for around $674m. Penske manages a fleet of around 250,000 trucks across America.

Lower-mid market observations

Small Firms Carving Out Strongholds

Whilst the consulting sector is still traditionally dominated by the large firms, inclusive of the Big 4, smaller challengers are gaining momentum by focusing solely on a niche and offering a highly specialised service.

Consolidation Across the Consulting Market

More mature, mid-size, companies are being snapped up by major players in a bid to provide a full suite of services. This is, in turn, making it difficult for mid-size players to compete in a market where scale benefits matter.

Sector themes

Freelance Employees Causing Disruption

Freelancers and network-based employees are disrupting traditional professional service subsectors by offering more tailored knowledge of buyers and providing a more ‘high-touch’ service.

Political Headwinds Subsiding

2016 was the year of political upsets. Trump is now well into his presidency, and whilst Brexit is still fraught with uncertainty, it is largely ‘business as usual’ for UK companies operating within the EU. Some believe, though, that Britain's EU extraction may take five or more years.

Robotics Shaping the Future of Logistics

UPS, DHL and FedEx are all experimenting with robotic loading and unloading of irregular parcels. Improved mapping technologies will allow robots to evaluate packets more accurately, as well as increasing efficient use of space in shipping containers and lorries.


The sector M&A landscape

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References

Vertikom2

Services

2018

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Ocon

Services

2017

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Airpas Aviation

Services

2016

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Down2Earth

Industrial & Automotive Services

2016

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Facility Trade-Group

Services

2016

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Lydia AS

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

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buw

Services

2016

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Wassermann AG

Services Software & Technology

2016

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Medienwerft GmbH

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

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HomeAdvisor acquires MyHammer

Internet & Media Services

2016

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Useeds°

Services

2016

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Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

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CBL International

Services

2015

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System Dynamics

Software & Technology

2015

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Holomática

Services

2015

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Facility Trade Group

Services

2015

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nemensis-jobboxx

Services

2015

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AFINUM Management GmbH

Consumer Goods, Retail & Leisure Services

2015

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tricontes GmbH

Services

2014

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BLStream Oy

Software & Technology

2014

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ZenithOptimedia, a division of Publicis Groupe

Services

2014

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eMaze

Software & Technology

2013

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Alpha FMC

Services

2013

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CIRE Facility Group

Services

2013

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Fokus

IT-Consulting

IT-Engineering

IT-Infrastucture Services

Digital Agencies

IT-Security / Advisory

Business Services

Professional Services

BPO


Sektor Kontakte

Michael Moritz

Michael Moritz

CatCap

E-Mail Kontakt
Daniel Garlipp

Daniel Garlipp

CatCap

E-Mail Kontakt
Jim Keeling

Jim Keeling

Corbett Keeling

Dominic Marinelli

Dominic Marinelli

Terrain Capital

Ihre CatCap-Sektor Kontakte sind Michael Moritz und Daniel Garlipp:

michael.moritz@catcap.de

daniel.garlipp@catcap.de