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The Biggest Obstacles to Selling a Recruitment Business


The M&A market continues to be positive with substantial activities and is encouraging recruitment business owners to consider an exit process.

Many recruitment business leaders feel that the right time to sell is “in 2-3 years”. But there are challenges that might come forth before a deal is agreed upon. Philip Ellis, the founding Director of Optima Corporate Finance, has written a paper regarding the biggest obstacles to selling a recruitment business.

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In the paper, Philip initially talks about a variety of reasons that are responsible for the current business owner strategy. It is said that no one starts a business for selling but selling doesn’t happen by chance. Philip talks about challenges that recruitment business owners have faced while trying to strike an M&A deal. The emphasis on unrealistic expectations and high valuation demands from recruitment owners often serve as a challenge.Optima Corporate Finance

This is sensible advice for all business owners. The article can be downloaded here: Biggest_Obstacles_to_Selling_a_Recruitment_Business

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Philip Ellis can be contacted at Optima Corporate Finance on +44 20 7164 6664 or at

Categories: M&A

Tags: Acquisition and Divestment, Startegy, Philip Ellis, Recruitment agency, Business for Sale

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Rod Hore

Rod is a 35-year veteran of Australian and international IT and corporate advisory organisations. His executive-level credentials traverse many segments of the staffing and recruitment industry and include corporate advisory assignments, mergers and acquisitions mandates, and C-level advisory to multinational and other public and private organizations. Located in Perth, Rod founded HHMC to provide local industry acumen and global knowledge to Asia Pacific recruitment agencies. HHMC’s innovative business strategies and well-grounded guidance result in clients realising their personal and corporate goals.

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