CPMS

Project management services

Sector

Business Services

Location

London

Deal type

Management Buyout

Investment size

£4.5m - 2x return

Investment date(s)

2018 - 2021

Website

cpmsgroup.com

"YFM has been an extremely supportive partner, helping us to create a bigger, stronger and more diverse board, and to think more strategically. Dividing the company into business divisions has given greater focus and encouraged geographic expansion. Thanks to the YFM team, we are in a great position to continue our growth journey within the Egis group."

Matthew Baine, MD and Founder of CPMS

The business

  • Provides project management services for large scale and complex projects, primarily within the rail industry
  • A well known problem-solver in the industry with a reputation for high quality service and delivery
  • Rapid growth in recent years with a strong pipeline of new opportunities

The strategy

  • Build on the firm’s excellent reputation for delivering complex project management work
  • Grow the design and works elements of the business with both new and existing customers
  • Look for opportunistic acquisitions to complement the organic growth

The developments

  • Successfully navigated the Covid-19 crisis, continuing on site work and increasing headcount by 40%
  • Grew the business in line with the strategy, while maintaining their excellent reputation in the industry
  • Sold to French rail firm Egis in 2021 generating an IRR of 32.83%
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