Business need

A leading European private equity firm with a diverse portfolio of investments across sectors worldwide, including financial services, healthcare and manufacturing

Business Objectives / Goals

  • The client wanted RocSearch to analyse the mortgage services market in Western Europe to identify potential acquisition opportunities, with a promising growth outlook and attractive valuation multiples

Approach and Methodology

  • RocSearch team assessed few of the major mortgage service markets in Western Europe, including UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Spain
  • The impact of the economic slowdown in each of these geographies was assessed in detail
  • Focus was also on understanding the impact of intermediaries on outsourcing of various mortgage services, along with identification of key services being outsourced
  • The team identified the key players and presented an overview covering products/services, management structure and recent developments

Business outcomes

  • The insights helped the client form their investment perspective regarding this segment
  • Basis the outcome of the study, the client became interested in looking at additional sub-markets within Europe
  • In the next phase, the team prepared deep-dive profiles of potential acquisition targets shortlisted by the client

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