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  • Writer's pictureSophie Liquorish

Connect Corporate Finance x Freeths LLP

Q2 saw Connect Corporate Finance launch an M&A video series, partnering up with leading national law firm, Freeths, to discuss key considerations in the Recruitment & Logistics sectors.

As buy-side advisors assisting our clients with deal origination, the collaboration with corporate law firm, Freeths, covers discussions across the whole cycle of an M&A transaction, revealing insights from our role on the front end, to subsequent legal involvement in any given deal.

In our first video, David Roberts, Head of Freight & Logistics at Connect CF, sits down with Corporate Partner, Francis Dalton to discuss the importance of company structure, when a business owner is considering a sale. From a legal perspective, it is important to consider how the consolidation of different entities under a holding company can benefit tax considerations and internal corporate governance.

In the second part of the series Luke Mitchell, Head of Deal Origination at Connect CF, sits down with Francis Dalton to examine the key considerations that might affect the valuation of a recruitment & staffing business. They discuss verticals of interest, attractive geographies, and the type of recruitment as important factors in driving a higher multiple.

The series concludes with David Roberts and Francis Dalton discussing the key factors to consider when valuating a prospect in the freight forwarding industry. Topics covered include sustainability of earnings, diversified customer spread and the nature of client relationships in terms of whether they are controlled or agent routed. David and Francis outline how these differing factors can impact buyer confidence and valuation parameters.



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