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Sample of Businesses SOLD by Lloyds Brokers

Type of businessTurnoverNet return
to owner
(EBITDA)*
PriceStock%Return
on capital invested
Comments
Industrial & Mining Service Company 18,100,000 4,400,000 23,000,000 nil 19.13 Strategic Acquisition
Hi Voltage Power Reticulation 18,890,000 2,200,000 8,000,000 Incl. 27.5 60% Equity Participation
Automation, Scadia, Telementary, Switchboards 9,379,000 1,200,000 2,900,000 Incl. 41.37 80% Equity Participation
Water Recycling, Design, Supply, Services 2,400,000 474,000 1,500,000 Incl. 31.6 Strategic acquisition by Trade Player
Recycling, Materials Handling 5,000,000 1,200,000 2,900,000 Incl. 41.37 Strategic Acquisition by overseas investor
Mobile Concrete Pumping 6,600,000 2,957,000 12,000,000 nil 24.6 Consolidation
Specialised Aluminium Trailers 14,000,000 1,800,000 5,000,000 Incl 36 50% Investment by Private equity group
Online Equestrian Retailer 3,600,000 1,060,000 4,500,000 Incl 23.55 Strategic Acquisition by Trade Player
Tea Importer and Retailer 6,900,000 400,000 1,900,000 Incl 21.5 Strategic Acquisition by Equity Group
Aluminium Fabrication 15,000,000 1,980,000 11,880,000 incl. 16.67 Strategic acquistion by Public Co.
Underground Mining Contractor 40,000,000 nil 11,200,000 incl. n.a Plant & equipment value
Concrete Pumping Contractor 25,000,000 2,500,000 17,000,000 incl. 14.7 Strategic Acquisition
Transport Logistics Air Express Freight 18,500,000 4,500,000 17,500,000 incl. 26.7 Strategic Acquisition by EU Equity Group
Contract Manufacturer Wet Wipes 25,000,000 2,000,000 11,100,000 incl. 18.0 Strategic Acquistion
Camping Goods Import/Dist. 20,000,000 2,500,000 9,800,000 incl. 25.5 Multi-national purchaser
Mobile Concrete Pumping 6,988,000 1,820,000 8,000,000 nil 22.75 Consolidation
I.T. Website Dev & Maintenance 10,000,000 1,000,000 7,000,000 incl. 14.3 Strategic acquistion
Civil Maintenance & Traffic Control 5,200,000 1,590,000 5,800,000 incl. 24.7  
Aluminium Manufacturer 9,000,000 1,650,000 5,750,000 incl. 28.7 Freehold
Satellite TV n.a nil 5,300,000 incl. n.a Venture capital
Bus and Truck Parts Distribution 11,769,380 1,751,843 5,000,000 Incl. 35 Private Equity investment
H.R. Consulting/Personnel 10,650,000 4,385,000 5,200,000 incl. 84.3 + 3 yr employment contract
Industrial Waste Service 5,500,000 1,150,000 5,000,000 incl. 23 Contracts, freehold
Crane Hire 2,178,000 440,000 5,000,000 incl. 8.8 Freehold & Assets
Manufacture Playground Equipment 10,000,000 1,200,000 4,750,000 1,500,000 19.2 Strategic acquistion by offshore Equity Fund
Civil Electrical Contractor RTA approval - Traffic Lighting 2,000,000 35,000 850,000 Incl.   Strategic Acquisition by Trade player - high assets
Manufacturer of Aluminium Composite Panels  6,000,000 900,000 2,500,000 Incl. 36 Strategic Acquisition
Import/Distrib Graphic Supplies 8,500,00 956,000 4,000,000 incl. 23.9 Strategic acquistion
Web Based Transcription Service 3,000,000 960,000 3,250,000 incl. 29.5 All Goodwill
Design Production Agency 5,500,000 1,500,000 3,300,000 incl. 46.9 All Goodwill
On-Line Retail Kitchen Wares 8,000,000 700,000 2,000,000 1,200,000 21.9 Strategic Acquisition
Plastic Extruder 3,500,000 1,200,000 3,200,000 incl. 37.5 Freehold
Fabrication of Steel Framed Buildings 18,000,000 854,000 3,100,000 2,000,000 15.8 Strategic acquisition
International Freight Forwarding 23,075,000 742,000 3,000,000 incl. 24.7 Strategic acquistion
Specialised Tanker Fleet  2,264,000 871,000 1,900,000 incl. 45.8 Strategic Acquisition by Trade Player
Scaffold Hire 2,400,000 965,000 3,000,000 incl. 32.2  
Machinery Import Agency 10,000,000 2,500,000 3,000,000 2,500,000 45.5 Mostly goodwill
Detail Joinery 7,730,000 1,825,000 3,000,000 incl. 60.8 Vendor to stay
Food Distributor 11,000,000 800,000 2,800,000 incl. 28.6 Freehold
Portion Control Food Products 6,000,000 750,000 2,800,000 250,000 24.59 National distribution
W/Sale Distrib Books & Library Supplies 7,661,000 935,000 2,575,000 500,000 30.4  
Aluminium Scaffold Manufacture 2,260,000 940,000 2,570,000 150,000 34.5 Freehold
Wholesale Library Supplies 7,660,000 900,000 2,525,000 500,000 29.75  
Hardware Agency 8,000,000 1,000,000 2,500,000 incl. 40 Fully managed
Snackfoods W'Sale Distribution 8,000,000 640,000 2,300,000 400,000 23.7 Substantial freehold included
Food Distributor 22,000,000 1,000,000 2,250,000 1,500,000 26.6 Freehold, fully managed
Personnel Agency 3,000,000 1,100,000 2,200,000 incl. 50  
Executive Search Agency 18,000,000 nil 2,200,000 incl. n.a Strategic acquisition - offices Melbourne & Sydney
Waste Recycling 2,066,000 560,000 2,200,000 incl. 25.5 Freehold. venture capital
Smallgoods Manufacturer 10,000,000 300,000 1,900,000 300,000 13.6 Strategic acquisition
Refrigerated Transport 7,000,000 n/a 1,950,000 incl. n/a In receivership
Eco Medical Waste System 750,000 n/a 1,850,000 50,000 n/a Start-up venture valuable I.P.
Wholesale Educational Supplies 2,500,000 450,000 1,800,000 200,000 22.5 Includes freehold
Electric Component Mfg 5,900,000 nil 1,776,000 1,000,000 n.a Divestment by French public co/strategic acquisition
Precision Engineering 3,500,000 515,000 1,700,000 163,000 33.8  
Audio-Visual Manufacturing 2,100,000 462,000 1,650,000 incl. 28 Strategic acquisition
Industrial Safety Equipment Hire 2,100,000   716,000 1,500,000 incl.  47.7 Highly specialized, based on projections
Import Homewares 12,000,000 500,000 1,500,000 1,200,000 18.5 Strategic acquisition
Import Agency ATV's Quad Bikes 5,000,000 455,000 1,400,000 incl. 32.5  
Vocational Training Acadamy 1,750,000 850,000 1,400,000 incl. 60.7  
Marina Slipway 480,000 250,000 1,400,000 incl. 17.86 'Sea Change' incl. Crown Lease Property
Wholesale Party Supplies 3,200,000 535,000 1,300,000 300,000 33.4  
Manufacture Fertilizers 3,638,000 285,000 1,246,000 400,000 17.3 Strategic acquisition
Importer/Distributor Giftware 2,200,000 750,000 1,200,000 600,000 62.5 Plus Future Profit Share
Electronic Security 2,400,000 520,000 1,200,000 incl. 43.3 Mostly Goodwill
Auto Parts Manufact /Distrib. 6,600,000 1,200,000 1,125,000 1,900,000 33.3  
Manufacture Mats. Handling 5,665,000 280,000 1,000,000 500,000 18.67 Strategic acquisition
Engineering Works 3,500,000 540,000 1,000,000 incl. 37.8 70% equity
Wholesale Plumbing Supplies 2,600,000 470,000 1,000,000 50,000 44.8 Home based to be relocated
Coffee Shop 1,820,000 400,000 950,000 incl. 42 leasehold, mostly goodwill
MFG Ozone Generators 2,000,000 300,000 850,000 incl. 35.3  
Pet Boarding Kennells 120,000 80,000 830,000 incl. 9.6 Substantial freehold residence, 2.5 acres included
Recycling 6,000,000 3,000,000 800,000 incl. 375 Start-up venture; projected figures
Stationery Retail 3,000,000 400,000 800,000 500,000 30.8 Under management
Commercial Laundry 1,000,000 200,000 800,000 incl. 25 Under management
Scaffold Hire 650,000 295,000 800,000 incl. 36.8 High asset value
Export Procurement & Logistics 5,500,000 280,000 750,000 incl. 46.67 Mostly goodwill
Commercial Flooring 3,000,000 250,000 750,000 incl. 33.3 Freehold
Electronics Mfg Export 1,500,000 400,000 750,000 incl. n.a 50% equity participation
Resort Hotel n.a n.a 750,000 incl. n.a Leasehold premium
Auto Muffler Manufacturer 1,994,000 600,000 750,000 250,000 60.0 Divestment
Retail Adventure Travel Accessories 1,250,000 450,000 750,000 500,000L 37.5  
Food Processor 3,000,000 nil 690,000 80,000 n.a Strategic acquisition
Franchise Truck Wheel Alignment 1,100,000 295,000 675,000 50,000 40.7 Under management
Equipment Hire 600,000 300,000 650,000 incl. 46.2 Freehold
Audio Visual Solutions 2,500,000 300,000 650,000 80,000 41.1 No assets strategic acquisition by public co.
Plastic Moulder 1,500,000 375,000 600,000 incl. 62.5  
Importer S/S Wire Rope 1,350,000 360,000 600,000 320,000 39.13  
Packaging Manufacture 720,000 325,000 600,000 38,000 50.9  
Civil Contracting 1,050,000 310,000 600,000 incl. 51.6 One major cusstomer; short term contracts
Distributor Plastic Components 525,000 220,000 560,000 50,000 36 Protected products
High Voltage Electrical Contractor 3,600,000 1,033,000 500,000 50,000 187.8 Contacts expired
Import Agency Auto Industry 2,500,000 425,000 550,000 1,000,000 27.5  
Label Printer 1,500,000 320,000 500,000 160,000 48.5 Strategic acquisition
Labour Hire 4,017,000 417,000 500,000 incl. 83.4 + 2 yr employment contract
Sheet Metal Spinning 1,892,000 240,000 500,000 100,000 40.0 Highly specialized business
Electrical Contractor 2,500,000 310,000 500,000 200,000 44.3 Contracting business
Manufacture Blinds & Awnings 2,350,000 350,000 500,000 200 50.0 Regional centre
Builders Hire 360,000 211,000 490,000 5,000 42.6  
Dog Boarding Kennels 150,000 90,000 480,000 incl. 18.8 10 acres, 4 b/r residence, pool
Hospitality & Catering 1,300,000 nil 480,000 incl. n.a Discount on set up costs
Stocktaking Services 1,800,000 300,000 450,000 nil 66.67 Mostly goodwill
Composting Toilet Manufacture 860,000 330,000 450,000 50,000 66.0  
Windscreen Repairs Franch 870,000 260,000 420,000 20,000 59.1 Master franchise for Qld.
Licensed Cafe 1,145,000 250,000 417,000 15,000 57.8 Only 5 years lease
Design Rights 300,000 300,000 400,000 incl. 75 International rights
Fresh Food Processor 1,200,000 150,000 400,000 incl. 34.1 Freehold
Safety Tag Manufacturer 345,000 260,000 395,000 incl. 65.8 Simple home business
Boarding Kennels 90,000 55,000 380,000 incl. 14.5 freehold 5 acres & res
Produce Merchant 7,000,000 300,000 380,000 incl. 78.9 Freehold
Power Systems Service. 2,115,000 268,000 380,000 200,000 46.2 Strategic acquisition
Labour Hire Contractor 4,017,000 507,000 370,000 incl. 130.0 Mostly goodwill. plus employment contract.
Squash Centre 52,000 52,000 360,000 incl. 14.4 Freehold leaseback
Auto Parts Distribution 750,000 180,000 350,000 incl. 51.4 franchise
Labour Hire 1,074,000 192,000 350,000 incl. 54.8 Mostly goodwill
Health Food Manufacturing 2,800,000 257,000 350,000 250,000 36.7 Under management
Fresh Food Processor 1,000,000 100,000 350,000 incl. 28.6 Freehold
Safety Sign Manufacture 510,000 180,000 350,000 incl. 51.4  
Commercial Bakery & Pie Vans  1,600,000  160,000 350,000 incl.  45.7  
Manufacturer Cane Furniture 2,400,000 240,000 340,000 180,000 46.2 The only manufacturer of this product in aust.
Landscaping Supplies 2,400,000 250,000 325,000 100,000 55.55 10 year lease
Cycle Shop 1,800,000 300,000 325,500 280,000 49.6 7 days
Produce Barn 1,000,000 250,000 320,000 incl. 78.1 7 days
Freehold Plant Nursery 153,000 35,000 310,000 20,000 10.6 Sunshine Coast acreage
Machinery Import Agency 3,000,000 250,000 300,000 200,000 50.0 High working capital requirement
Autoclave Manufacture n.a n.a 300,000 incl. n.a 30% equity new venture
Air Cargo Container Repairs 600,000 187,000 300,000 12,000 58.3 Specialised business
Fruit Barn 2,295,000 200,000 280,000 incl. 71.4 7 days
Industrial Snacks 550,000 125,000 280,000 10,000 43.1 Long lease
Accounting Practice 370,000 100,000 280,000 nil 35.7  
Plastic Wheel Manufacturing. 85,000 nil 275,000 incl. n.a International patent
Ip Building Components n.a nil 275,000 75,000 n.a strategic patents
Food Processor 450,000 136,000 270,000 5,000 53.3  
Plastic Moulder 300,000 nil 250,000 incl. n.a Plant valuation
Manufacture Security Screens 1,261,070 157,000 250,000 75,000 47.6 + verticals & venetians
Medical Supplies Distributor 2,000,000 235,000 250,000 incl. 47.0 50% equity participation
Machinery Import Agency 750,000 170,000 250,000 170,000 40.5  
Data Cabling Contractor 1,200,000 182,000 243,000 17,000 70.0  
Mfg. Aluminium Windows/ Doors 1,860,000 198,000 240,000 50,000 68.2 Large proportion of goodwill
Capital Equipment Importer 1,400,000 170,000 240,000 30,000 63.0 Mostly goodwill
Coffee Lounge 378,000 74,000 230,000 4,000 31.6 Long lease
L.P. Gas Agency 600,000 120,000 220,000 incl. 54.5  
Hire Wedding Decorations 100,000 50,000 210,000 incl. 25.0 Attractive cash business
Service Station 2,200,000 130,000 205,000 30,000 55.3  
Gemstone Cut/ Polishing n.a n.a 200,000 incl. n.a Venture capital
Colour Processing Lab 348,000 122,000 200,000 incl. 61 Highly specialised
Export Logistics 1,500,000 150,000 200,000 5,000 73.2 Urgent sale; partnership split
Industrial Snacks 700,000 150,000 195,000 5,000 75 Poor lease
Suburban I.S.P. 720,000 240,000 194,000 incl. 123.7 Plus ongoing commission 15%
Composting Toilet Manufacture 880,000 200,000 190,000 50,000 83.3 Huge potential
Indust. Matting Distributor. 559,000 129,000 185,000 60,000 52.6 Mostly goodwill
Printing 254,000 100,000 182,000 incl. 54.9  
Electronic Security 750,000 nil 180,000 incl. n.a Plant, service, contracts
Import Agency Surface Coatings 500,000 142,000 180,000 100,000 50.7 Sale to business migrant
Spring Manufacture 750,000 113,000 175,000 60,000 48.1 Divestment of non-core activiity
Booking Agency 400,000 150,000 175,000 nil 85.7 Mostly goodwill
Vocational Training College 750,000 120,000 160,000 incl. 75.0 Strategic acquisition
Salad Bar 350,000 103,000 155,000 12,000 61.7 shopping centre hours
Furniture Removal 350,000 80,000 150,000 incl. 53.3  
Island Kiosk 400,000 120,000 150,000 20,000 70.6 Lifestyle incl. residence 7 days
Manufacture Steam Autoclaves n.a nil 150,000 incl. n.a Patents & intellectual property
Manufacturing Industrial Fasteners 1,200,000 100,000 150,000 30,000 55.6 Under management; divestment of non-core operation
Residential Rent Roll 1,067,000 81,000 137,000 incl. 59.1 strategic acquisition based on 1.7x net letting fees
Concrete Additives Manufacturing 500,000 113,000 130,000 incl. 86.9  
Sign Manufacturer 1,914,920 389,000 840,000 Incl. 46.3  
Security Screens, Blinds 450,000 76,000 125,000 18,000 53.1  
Food Wholesaler 980,000 120,000 125,000 30,000 77.4 Specialty mexican lines
Electrical Manufacture 347,000 101,000 120,000 35,000 65.2  
Plastic Binder Manufacturer 250,000 50,000 120,000 10,000 38.5 Discount on plant value
Data Cabling Contractor 1,011,000 78,000 120,000 incl. 65.0 Vendor retained on employment contract
Traffic Management 2,643,439 795,000 3,000,000 Incl. 26.5 Private equity Investment
Polymer Products Manufacturing 350,000 72,000 108,000 incl. 66.6  
Service Station 1,900,000 110,000 95,000 35,000 84.6 Urgent sale
Ice Cream Kiosk 180,000 72,000 95,000 1,000 75 Shopping centre hours
Waterfront Cafe 840,000 60,000 92,000 6,000 61.2 7 days, short lease
Business College 90,000 65,000 90,000 incl. 72.2  
Mobile Food Vans (2) 264,000 73,500 85,500 3,000 83.1  
Cleaning Service 342,250 70,000 85,000 incl. 82.4 Mostly goodwill
L.P. Gas Agency 480,000 120,000 85,000 40,000 96 Unreliable figures
Food Store 884,000 94,450 80,000 80,000 59.1 7 days
Wholesale Seafood 600,000 80,000 80,000 10,000 88.9 Urgent sale; matrimonial problems
Scaffold Hire 400,000 100,000 75,000 incl. n.a 50% equity participation
Home Tuition Academy 100,000 50,000 65,000 incl. 76.9 New business venture
Online Text Book Supplier 750,000 130,000 330,000 Incl. 39.3 Online homebased
Refrigerated Road Transport 3,837,562 965,034 2,700,000 Incl. 35.74  
Mercantile Agency 196,000 76,000 63,000 incl. 120.6 Husband & wife both employed
Composting Toilet Manufacturing 600,000 65,000 60,000 30,000 72.2 Run down business
French Travel Agent 1,550,000 75,000 60,000 incl. 125.0  
Industrial and Commercial Fencing 1,786,420 355,000 550,000 Incl.   Management buyout
National. Booking Agency 185,000 80,000 55,000 incl. 145.4 New business, mostly goodwill
Personnel Agency 306,000 159,000 50,000 incl. 318 Plus salary & benefits
Service Station 1,056,000 40,000 40,000 30,000 57  
Music Store 270,000 35,000 25,000 40,000 53.8  
Commercial and Domestic Architectural Lighting 10,023,000 2,116,878 6,000,000 Incl. 35.2 Private Equity rollup
Online Kitchen Store 1,636,000 18,000 149,000 200,000 12.08 New business startup
Inkjet Printer Ink Importer Distributor 805,000 205,000 300.000 100,000 51.2 Highly competitive
  Total turnover Total net
return to
owner
(EBITDA)*
Total
price
Total
stock
Av. %
Return
on Capital Invested
#
 
  784,355,689 102,004,462 351,605,000 22,609,000 28.18% Total, all sales


* Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation (E.B.I.T.D.A.) unless otherwise indicated. We have chosen to calculate returns in this way to facilitate direct comparisons, by eliminating all expenditure of a discretionary nature, or arising from the proprietorship of the business.

# Av % Return 28.18% = Multiple 3.55 X EBITDA