Over the years we have focused heavily on building knowledge of the market, potential investors, active acquirers and international opportunities within each of our chosen sectors. Our professional contacts, particularly within our international network, ensure that we have access to the latest intelligence about recent deals, major players and potential opportunities within these sectors.
Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT)
The Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector continues to see unprecedented growth and remains one of the UK’s strongest performing sectors and most active for M&A. Spectrum has a dedicated TMT team, led by Iain McKenzie and has advised on significant deals in the sector.
The Business Services sector covers a number of activities. Whilst in general the sector has been performing well, business owners are still facing their own set of challenges and are under pressure to grow their businesses in line with expected forecasts.
Consumer, Retail & Leisure
Consumer spending has increased in recent years as has M&A activity in the sector. Ever-changing technologies such as contactless payments, social media and the use of mobile phones and tablets have all added to a more personalised and straightforward customer experience.
The Financial Services sector is seeing rapid consolidation fueled by regulatory change and new transformational technology. New digitally based competitors are challenging established organisations and generating recurring revenues and sustainable profits is further complicated by the increasing cost of compliance.
A notable improvement in market conditions in recent years has led to an increase in transaction activity across the Real Estate Sector. The market remains attractive to investors including high net worth individuals and private equity houses seeking investment opportunities with attractive returns.
The healthcare sector has seen consistent M&A deal flow with new investors entering the market and new technologies and delivery models stimulating corporate activity. More pressure is being placed on NHS budgets as an ageing population increases the demand for healthcare services and products, creating more opportunities for private facilities.
The Education sector is currently under great pressure due to financial constraints, government legislation, increased stakeholder scrutiny and internal pressure. Education providers at all levels recognise the need to operate as a commercial business and develop future growth strategies to protect their revenue streams.