Hydro Demolition, Drainage and Civil Works Company for Sale

Reference Number: HEM337

Location: North of England

Turnover: £2.8m

Status: Offers Invited

  • Outstanding opportunity to acquire a highly established specialist in hydro demolition, drainage and civil works based in the North of England.
  • Comprehensive capabilities for drainage and civil engineering works and expert hydro demolition capabilities covering both hand lance and robotic systems.
  • Long standing contracts with Blue Chip companies and Public Sector bodies.
  • Consistent financial performance even through the recent adverse trading conditions.
  • In the financial year to September 2015, the company achieved revenues of c.£2.8m and an adjusted EBITDA of c.£524k (18%).
  • Significant growth potential.
  • Regularly winning new contracts.
  • Highly accredited company with an excellent safety record.
  • Experienced and highly knowledgeable team working under a strong management structure.


  • Hydro demolition Concrete Removal
  • Concrete Scabbing
  • Ultra High-Pressure Surface Preparation
  • Industrial Cleaning: Tube Bundles, Process Pipework, Heat Exchangers
  • 24 Hour Emergency Drainage Call Out Service
  • Drain and Sewer Repairs, Cleaning and Relining
  • CCTV Inspection & Reporting
  • Dig Up & Rehabilitation of Existing Drainage Systems
  • New Drainage System Installations
  • Brickwork, Block-paving, Tarmacing & Concreting


  • The company has a strong team of qualified and highly experienced employees and key managers capable of operating a work site independent of any directors.


  • The Company operates from leasehold premises in the North West of England for a total annual cost of £21,700
  • A second leasehold property in the North East, is used for plant and equipment storage at a rate of £4,400 per annum.
  • There is complete flexibility within the leases to give early notice if required.

Reason for sale

  • The Vendors are offering the Company for sale as two of the three Directors wish to retire. The third director is open to being retained by the Company post sale.
  • All three are prepared to remain with the Company for a required handover period.

Financial overview

YE: September 30th 11/12* 12/13 13/14 14/15
Sales revenue £2,869,582 £2,507,625 £2,501,614 £2,844,018
Gross Profit £1,112,602 £1,028,540 £1,074,071 £1,252,799
Percentage 39% 41% 43% 44%
EBITDA £338,948 £327,609 £444,323 £523,958
Percentage 12% 13% 18% 18%

* Note - 2011-12 was an 18-month accounting period.

Offers Invited

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