Strategy

Growth of facilities management 2007-2013 (infographic)

David Ascott David Ascott

UK facilities management has seen tremendous activity in the past seven years, as our latest deals infographic shows.

Our analysis shows that between 2007 and 2013 a total of 727 FM deals completed reaching disclosed deal values of more than £14 billion.

Key sub-sectors of interest have been mechanical and electrical, maintenance and fit-out, and security with Hard FM (hard facilities management – generally, maintenance of mechanical, electrical, fabric and landscape assets) being the most active category overall.

Despite a recent slowdown in market activity – just 16 deals were recorded in the first quarter of 2014 versus 19 the quarter before – significant deals continue to emerge in facility management, such as Interserve’s £250 million acquisition of IFS (Initial Facilities) from Rentokil. 

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