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Service Businesses

Partnering with companies that provide critical business services to accelerate growth and build market leadership

M.H. Carnegie has a track record of investing in high quality businesses that possess intellectual capital and specialist expertise to provide support or enhance the operations of corporate and government enterprises. From providing insight in human resources and financial services to lowering costs and driving efficiencies in infrastructure, we invest across all sectors and look to partner with business owners and management teams to expand and improve operations.

In addition to our capital, financial and strategic expertise, we also look to introduce industry partners with extensive knowledge and networks in their respective fields to support business owners in rapidly transforming their businesses to realise their visions. 

Case Study
Company The Career Insight Group
Date of Investment September 2014
Investment Status Current
Deal Summary In 2014, an investment was made in Directioneering, which is Australia’s leading outplacement services provider, providing executive career transition services primarily to white collar, middle/executive management. A bolt-on acquisition of Audrey Page was completed in May 2015 and the businesses subsequently amalgamated to form 'The Career Insight Group'.
Value Add
1. M.H. Carnegie led a proprietary transaction to arrange the merger of the platform businesses
2. Arranged the acquisition and assisted in the integration of Audrey Page, the largest competitor at the time
3. Created a corporate governance structure and recruited key industry figures, Ian Basser and Christine Christian, to the Board
4. Active board membership, providing strategic and financial guidance on growth opportunities including geographic and service line expansion

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