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Management buyout at Arcus FM includes independence from Sainsburys

07 February 2020

Strategic investment has been secured to fund the management buyout of Arcus FM as the company seeks to further extend its £150m turnover business.

Having been formed in 2009 as a joint venture with supermarket Sainsburys, the company is now aiming to become independent of its retail partner.

It has established a reputation for the provision of bespoke FM services through the application of technology-led solutions and has enjoyed significant growth over the last decade.

In addition to its activities in the retail sector, the company also provides services to clients operating in the areas of logistics and public sector.

The securing of an investment from ESO Capital is intended to fund additional activities including technology development, training and innovation within the business.

Although it is seeking independence from Sainsburys, the company has also stated that it will seek to build further on its strong relationship with the retailer.

Arcus FM received advice from the BDO FM M&A team to support the management buyout process, leading to its chief executive officer Chris Green stating: "There were many unexpected twists and turns along the route and the BDO team continued to provide solutions throughout the process and demonstrated a very positive attitude to getting the deal done."

BDO managing director and head of FM M&A Satvir Bungar said: "This is a genuine milestone transaction and we're pleased that our deep sector expertise within FM and breadth of experience supporting fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies meant we were appointed to advise Arcus FM on the deal."


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