Plimsoll identifies 25 providers as easy prey


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Twenty-five UK care home providers companies have been named as acquisition targets in a survey by industry analysts Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. Plimsoll says the survey has assessed each leading care homes company on its overall financial strength and eight measures of acquisition attractiveness. Senior analyst David Pattison said the eight measures were all recognised criteria used to locate and assess a company from an acquisition point of view. “What we have done here is the donkey work,” said Mr Pattison. “This analysis cuts out hours and hours of boring research. It just leaves you with the sexy bit of actually making the decision to buy one of these companies.” A company scored a point for each of the following 8 criteria it met: # Sales growth above the industry average (258 companies). If a company is generating healthy sales, then a new owner may well be more interested in it as a basis of building a bigger future company. # A low financial rating (375). If a company is showing signs of financial stres





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