The UK Facilities Management industry is regarded as one of the most advanced outsourcing markets in the world and has always attracted considerable interest from acquirers and investors, domestic and international.

The last decade has seen sustained M&A activity as single service providers move to offer bundled or a total FM solution, soft providers diversify into hard, managing agents move into service delivery and international providers seek to follow customers abroad.

Livingstone’s Business Services sector team and lawyers from Mayer Brown have brought together a compelling group of speakers and panellists from across the corporate, owner managed and investor communities to share their experiences at this upcoming event.

This half-day conference brings together executives, entrepreneurs and investors from across the FM sector. The keynote will be delivered by Adrian Ringrose, recently retired CEO of Interserve plc, and panellists include senior representatives of ABM, CLEAN, CloudFM, idverde, Kier, Bidvest/Noonan Services, Pimlico Plumbers and SPIE to discuss the successes and failures, opportunities and risks in this rapidly-evolving market, how to create shareholder value – and how not to destroy it!

This event will appeal to the following decision-makers:

  • Owner managers contemplating their value strategies
  • CEOs, CFOs and M&A Directors of corporate groups considering potential acquisitions
  • Private Equity investors considering new investments
  • FM professionals exploring opportunities within the M&A market

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.   
Registration and breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   
Opening remarks
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
Keynote speech: Adrian Ringrose, former CEO of Interserve plc
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Panel 1: Building Value in a Fast-paced Market – The Independent’s View
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Coffee and networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Panel 2: Acquiring FM Businesses: Pitfalls & Opportunities
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
Concluding remarks
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   
Light buffet lunch

If you are interested in attending, please email: Sonia Tavanai-Tamanai ref: SEM0xx: FM Conference at

Please note: By registering for this forum you are agreeing to share your details with Livingstone.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Conference: 9:15 a.m.-
1:30 p.m.
Followed by a light buffet lunch

Soho Hotel
4 Richmond Mews
London W1D 3DH