Mergers & Acquisitions

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 1, 2013

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2013 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.0x EBITDA
  • These values were flat over the previous year, though the range of revenue multiples was more dispersed than in previous years
  • The range of EBITDA multiples we received was similar to last year, with slightly more... More

2013 Staffing Acquirers' Shopping List

July 29, 2013

  • Lists 255 staffing firms interested in making an acquisition in 2013
  • Provides top three industry segment and region choices and contact info
  • IT staffing, IT solutions/SOW, and direct hire most common segment preferences

Back of the Envelope Valuations for your Staffing Firm

May 16, 2013

  • Valuations performed by experts for 20 firms
  • How important is segment, size, growth, concentration, profitability? 
  • Tips on how to maximize the value of your firm

2H12 Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions Activity and Multiples

January 23, 2013

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 40 U.S. publicly announced acquisitions in 2H12
  • Activity up 60% in 2H12 vs. 2H11
  • Concentrated in IT staffing (30%), commercial staffing segments (28%)

2012 Staffing Company Survey: How satisfied are staffing firms with their acquisitions, and what drives acquisition success?

November 26, 2012

  • Net promoter score for acquisitions made in last three years: -26%
  • Use of an M&A advisor did not affect respondents' satisfaction
  • Moderate correlation between acquirer size and satisfaction

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Acquisition Plans

November 21, 2012

  • Most desired temp staffing acquisition target: IT staffing 
  • Most desired non-temp staffing acquisition target: Direct hire
  • Temp segment where acquisition demand most exceeds supply: Engineering/design

2012 Staffing Acquirers Shopping List

July 17, 2012

  • Lists 162 staffing firms interested in making an acquisition in 2012
  • Provides top three industry segment and region choices and contact info
  • IT, Healthcare, Industrial top three acquisition choices

Staffing Industry's Frequent Acquirers: Who are they and what are they buying?

April 27, 2011

  • 17 firms averaged one buy/year or more in 2005-2010
  • Of these, six were themselves acquired
  • Healthcare, IT and industrial most common targets

Sales Alternatives for Owners

March 11, 2011

  • Options such ESOP, raising equity, structuring discussed
  • Pros and cons of different alternatives listed
  • Advantages of succession planning

Mergers and acquisitions best practices

March 30, 2010

What M&A advisors can do for you
... And what they charge
Alternate resources for sellers and acquirors
How to price your firm, recent valuations