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Tree Surgery Business

Ref. EL019

Location : Ireland

Asking Price : £1,600,000

Turnover : £1,410,000

Net Profit : Undeclared

Gross Profit : £939,209

EBITDA : £457,000

Net Asset : £406,000

Premises : Leasehold

Confidentially offered for sale

  • Turner Butler

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Turnover: £1.41 (2019)
Gross Profit: £939K (2019)
Adj EBITDA: £457K (2019)
Net Assets: Circa. £406K

Asking price includes:-

Gross Turnover circa £1.41M
Gross Profit circa £939,209
Adjusted EBITDA before owners’ drawings of £457,312
Net Assets circa £406,039
Secure contracts
Significant Goodwill


Turner Butler has been appointed to invite offers of purchase for the assets and goodwill of this leading Irish tree surgery business.

Business Profile

Well-established business (20 years) covering all aspects of tree surgery work. The company currently offers services in:

• Tree Pruning & Limb Removal
• Tree Felling and Dangerous Tree Removal
• Hedge Maintenance
• Stump Removal
• Timber Extraction & Tree Clearance
• Tree Surveys and Reports
• Stump grinding
• Hedge cutting
• Plant Hire


Large selection of modern vehicles and machinery. Carrying value £261k.

Key strengths:

Secure long-term contracts.
Highly qualified/dedicated staff
Exceptionally good reputation
Excellent second tier management team capable of running the business
Well-structured administration and Management Systems in place
Scope for expansion

Key Opportunities:

Opportunity for continued expansion in the following areas:

• Firewood sales.
• Woodchip sales.
• Tree Planting.
• Recycled timber products.
• Expand domestic and commercial works.
• Forestry

Financial performance:

The 2018-19 Turnover was £1,407,05 producing a Gross Profit of £939,209 and an EBITDA before shareholders drawings of £457,312 and after imputing a £20,000 rent on the freehold premises.

We are advised that the current financial year is on target to turnover £1.7 million in 2019-20.

Asking Price:

The Asking Price of £1.6M is for 100% of the issued capital of the company, assuming Net Assets of £406,039 on completion (calculated on a zero cash-zero debt basis). The final selling price will have a £1 for £1 adjustment for any rise or fall in this benchmark Net Asset figure of £406,039 at completion.

Advertising and Marketing:

Due to workload, currently no requirement to advertise.
Company website, social media


Enclosed compound in convenient to main roads network.
Area of hardstanding for storage of byproducts
Admin building with reception, offices, meeting room, staff toilets + kitchen, garage and maintenance buildings.
Alarm & CCTV


6 x Management/admin
17 x Operational staff
2-3 x seasonal labour

Support and Training:

The Managing Director would be happy to stay and provide training for an agreed handover period.

Reason for Sale:


Next steps:

If you are interested in receiving further information, please sign and return the attached Confidentiality Agreement. In returning the Agreement we would be grateful if you could provide us with details of your interest in this opportunity along with your funding position.

Looking for finance ?

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