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SME Valuation Index 2019

Laura Wiltshire
UK200Group GaPs Admin Assistant

On Thursday 28th November the UK200Group published their latest figures for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Valuation Index. This year’s index shows little change in the overall multiples being paid for businesses in the SME sector. Capital remains plentiful, with an average deal value of £5 million in 2019, either from financial (private equity) buyers or banks, and remains relatively cheap, based on a continuation of the low interest rate environment. Furthermore, with the British sterling under pressure, foreign buyers are seeing the UK as a good value option for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity, increasing demand for domestic companies.

The UK200Group’s SME Valuation Index shows the Median and Mean of the Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) and EBITDA and the average deal sizes of SMEs to the nearest million. The Index has proved invaluable to SMEs, and to corporate financiers, forensic accountants, insolvency practitioners, investors, banks and tax planners who work with these enterprises.

The UK200Group’s Corporate Finance Panel is made up of individuals from UK200Group member firms, who specialise in corporate finance within their companies. Together, the panel successfully gathers a generous number of deals throughout the organisation to produce this document for public awareness. The data provides key information on actual transactions involving the purchase or sale of UK businesses over this year with data from previous years available.

This year the UK200Corporate Finance Panel has worked with MarktoMarket, a leading provider of data on UK private companies, to provide insight and analysis into UK200Group valuation trends. Doug Lawson, founder of MarktoMarket, states:

‘We were thrilled to work with UK200Group on the 2019 Index. The UK200Group is a trusted provider of private company valuation insights and we hope that our new collection of sector and size-based indices will be useful to its members.’

Simon Blake, Chairman of the UK200Corporate Finance Expert Panel, states:

‘We have been using the MarktoMarket data platform at Price Bailey for over a year and it quickly became apparent that they are the best positioned data specialist to generate valuable analysis from the collection and aggregation of M&A data from multiple sources.’

For more information about MarktoMarket’s product click here to visit their website or Contact Doug Lawson via email:

To view the UK200Group SME Valuation Index 2019, please click here.

For more information on UK200Group please visit our website or for more information on Expert Panels, please Contact Dee Bates: or Laura Wiltshire: or call 01252 350733.

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