Facilities Services Industry Update

Read more about M&A trends and activity in this sector

Stephen Guy

Stephen Guy

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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Facilities Services Overview

Participants in the facilities services sector include providers of solutions such as pest control, remediation, HVAC, exterior and interior services, roofing, landscaping, property management, security solutions, and other route-based facility services. Key players are categorized as noted below:

Sub-sector Public Revenue / EBITDA Multiple Description Key Players
Facility Management Services 0.98x / 13.0x Includes companies offering diversified commercial facility management services
  • ABM Industries
  • Aramark
  • Comfort Systems USA
  • ISS
  • Sodexo
  • SP Plus
  • UniFirst
Route-Based Facility Services 3.19x / 16.2x Companies offering route-based facilities services
  • BrightView Holdings
  • The Brink's Company
  • Cintas
  • Ecolab
  • Iron Mountain
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Securitas
Route-Based Waste Services 4.05x / 16.7x Companies offering route - based environmental and waste management services
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • GFL Environmental
  • Republic Services
  • Stericycle
  • Waste Connections
  • Waste Managements


Sector Perspectives

The Global Facilities Services Industry is a $55bn Market with Significant Drivers for M&A Growth

  • The global facilities services market reached a value of $55 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of ~13.4% to ~$117 billion through 2027E
  • Companies continue to turn to alternative outsourcing solutions for non-core facilities functions such as property management, janitorial and security management, and other services
  • Subsectors within the industry remain highly fragmented as key regional and national players continue to compete with smaller local / regional private companies
  • Investor interest in facilities services businesses remains high and M&A momentum is expected to continue given the fragmentation of the market and recurring nature of revenue streams, among other attractive macroeconomic tailwinds
  • In 2H 2022, PE-backed facilities services companies were particularly active acquires
  • Portfolio companies backed by the Carlyle Group (Sciens Building Solutions) and Atlas Partners (Pye - Barker Fire & Safety) both completed over two acquisitions in 2H 2022
  • Overall, optimism remains high that the facilities services M&A market will continue to remain strong in 2023

Notable PE-Backed Facilities Services Transactions, 2H 2022

Date Target Buyer


Action One Alarm

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety / Altas Partners


Justice Fire & Safety

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety / Altas Partners



Pye-Barker Fire & Safety / Altas Partners


Fire Alarm Control Systems

Sciens Building Solutions / The Carlyle Group


Elite Fire Safety

Sciens Building Solutions / The Carlyle Group


Facilities Services Public Markets Update

LTM Facilities Services sectors performance has outperformed relative to the S&P 500 (-19.4% as of Dec-22)

Sub-sectors Performance (1/1/22 - 12/31/22) Mean EV/LTM EBITDA Multiples
Facility Management Services 6.8%
Route-Based Facility Services 13.2%
Route-Based Waste Services 7.8%
S&P 500 19.4% -



2022 Indexed Stock Performance



Financial Metrics2 for Facilities Services Peer Groups (12/31/2022)

EV/LTM Revenue



Market statistics sourced from Capital IQ and based on 12/31/2022. Industry data sourced from publicly available information

  1. Valuation Multiples represent Enterprise Value to LTM Revenue and LTM EBITDA at 12/31/2022
  2. Financial metrics represent the average of constituents reporting in respective category


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