Business for Sale Report – August 2016

We work with a number of organisations to create a list of current businesses for sale in Scotland. If you are interested in any of the opportunities or would like more information, please get in touch with Greig Rowand ( or Rod Mathers (

Commercial Catering, Refrigeration & Lighting Equipment

Supplier of commercial catering, refrigeration and light equipment, it is also supplies and installs servery, bar and laundry equipment.  Services include design, servicing and planned maintenance.  Strong second-tier management team capable of jointly continuing operations post-sale, include service engineers which are all Gas Safe accredited.   Over 500 clients providing an 80% retention rate from sectors including local authorities, schools and commercial businesses.  Generated £1.5m turnover with an adjusted EBITDA of £210k.  Offers invited.

T/O: £1.5m                                                                                                                      Location: Scotland

Plant & Equipment Hire Operation

Over 500 items of plant and machinery to be included within the sale.  Reliable client base comprising numerous long-standing relationships within the following sectors: local authorities, site investigation, road surfacing and house building. Strong and diverse supplier relationships enabling the company to easily expand its product range in the future healthy pipeline moving forward with a projected turnover of £5 million.  Strong second-tier management team.  Freehold included within sale.  EBITDA £594k.  Offers invited.

T/O: £4m                                                                                                                         Location: Scotland

Property Maintenance Specialist

Provides a range of services including planned and reactive maintenance, servicing and testing.  Customer base includes a range of sectors such as: housing associations, quarries and the domestic sector.  Strong second tier management team able to successfully operate the company on a daily basis.  Excellent potential for growth with more active approach to marketing and a flexible service open to expansion.  Adj.  EBITDA of £418k.

T/O: £4.2m                                                                                                                     Location: Scotland

Multi-sector recruitment agency

The company is a highly regarded recruitment agency, renowned for its innovative approach and ability to easily fulfil the requirements of its clients.  Offers a comprehensive recruitment service comprising temporary and part-time recruitment service, featuring training and consultancy. Loyal and long-established client base serviced by highly experienced employees. Diverse UK-wide client base featuring: industrial, commercial, food processing, contact centre, hospitality, leisure and oil/gas/energy sector accounts.  Dedication to providing a quality service has led to an excellent rate of retention and an organically developing client base, resulting in little capital expenditure on marketing.   In the process of expanding the second-tier management team in order to reduce the company’s reliance on the shareholder. Premises retaining potential for expansion and offered as leasehold or freehold, subject to negotiation.  Strong presence within a buoyant industry due to the rise in employment prospects and overall population.  ideal bolt-on for an existing recruitment agency looking to expand its influence into Scotland and gain access to a number of long-standing, client accounts.

T/O: £2m +                                                                                                                     Location: Scotland

Commercial diving & marine contractor

The company has been established for over 25 years and carries out a number of services including: diving, vessel charter, aquaculture and consultancy.It has organically developed a long-standing global customer base across the following sectors: marine renewable, Salmon farming and marine support services/construction.   Highly profitable organization which has experienced an increase in turnover for the last 5 financial years.  Based within the growing and dynamic marine renewable market, underpinned by developing energy demands, Government legislation and public awareness.  State of the art fleet with a net value of £5.4 million, included within the sale.  Enjoys limited competition within its area, a key development and testing site for marine renewables.  Well-equipped leasehold operational premises and two freehold premises for accommodation. Scope for development through offering new services. Ideal bolt-on opportunity for an existing operation looking to enter a growing and lucrative market.

T/O: £2m +                                                                                                                     Location: Scotland

Fashion Boutique

The company operates an iconic fashion boutique business which has won a number of industry awards including “Best Premium Independent store in the UK”.  Operating from one store over four floors (1,415 sq. ft) of a townhouse in a prime city centre location in Scotland and complemented by a transactional website.   Exclusive arrangements with an assortment of international fashion brands and designers.  Resilient and profitable business consistently achieving turnover in excess of £1m with steady margins.  No bank borrowings.

T/O: £1m                                                                                                                         Location: Scotland

Wood Pellet Manufacturer

The Company is a based in the North East of Scotland and manufactures and supplies the finest quality wood pellets for fuel use and equine bedding.  The company delivers to over 100 customers either in 15kg bags (66) on a pallet, in bags of 1 ton or blown loose in bulk direct to store. The Company has increased turnover for the last three years and has a loyal retail customer base and a recognisable trade registered brand name.

T/O: £387k                                                                                                                     Location: Scotland

Financial Modelling Software

Pre-commercialisation cloud based financial modelling software.  The software developed has the ability to construct fully consolidated financial models and produce reports including the core financial statements of profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and cash flow statements.  Key software advantages to follow.  Ability to quickly construct robust financial models.   High quality, professional management reports and illustrative graphs available at the touch of a button.

T/O:                                                                                                                                 Location: UK

Hair and Beauty Salon

Well established hair and beauty salon based in the West End of Glasgow.  A loyal client base has been built up and staff members have their own regular clients.  There is potential to expand the business and potentially open more salons up in the different areas.  Rent is £15,000 pa (no rates). 

T/O:                                                        Price: £50,000+                                            Location: Scotland

Industrial Insulation & Scaffolding Services

Long-standing client base with 90% of clients supplying repeat business.  Extensive in-house expertise.  Gross profit margins have remained in excess of 75% for the last four years.  70/30 breakdown of sales between insulation and scaffolding services.  Ideal opportunity for buyers in the sector to increase client base in the region.  Adjusted EBITDA of £240K.

T/O: £640k                                                                                                        Location: Scotland