Grant Thornton advises Pareto FM Pareto FM has completed a secondary MBO

November 2023
Pareto FM
Adviser to Pareto FM on their secondary MBO
Grant Thornton team
Facilities management
Buy side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Pareto FM on their secondary MBO, backed by Pictet

Founded in 2014 by Andrew Hulbert, Pareto FM are a UK. based technical led, FM company, with an ESG ethos.

The multiple award-winning business has a reputation for high levels of client engagement, a commitment to social inclusion and high-quality services, which serves as the basis for their position as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the UK and has cemented their position as the FM provider to household names including Deliveroo, Amnesty International, Netflix, Sainsbury’s and more.

Having attracted investment from NVM in 2021 and expanded further with their clients into Europe and Canada, Pareto completed their first acquisition in 2023 and the shareholders engaged with us to seek a new partner to propel their ambitious organic evolution and complementary M&A growth strategy. With Pictet as their new investment partner, Management are excited to continue their successful journey.

Our Corporate Finance team built a strong relationship with Management and the shareholders, quickly understanding their ambitions for a tightly managed and swift transaction.

Leveraging our extensive network and in-depth market knowledge, our team coordinated a concentrated marketing process, reaching out to select parties whose values and ambition were aligned with Pareto’s.

The sale process was expedited from start to finish, with our sell-side team leading negotiations to ensure stakeholder objectives were met and overseeing a short due diligence process to minimise disruption on the business and successfully drove the deal through to completion.

Our deep understanding of the FM market and long-held relationships with potential buyers were key to delivering a swift transaction and securing an excellent result for all parties. 


Having been through previous PE processes, it was a breath of fresh air to work with Grant Thornton on this process. The different was they understood a complicated shareholder dynamic and got a fantastic deal which satisfied all stakeholders, whilst project managing an efficient process to minimise disruption to the business. Their understanding of the FM space is second to none and that was key in bringing out what Pareto’s secret sauce really is.

Dave Richards CEO, Pareto FM

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