Deal Flash – Real Estate Services
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Dubai, UAE; Leading Middle East consultancy firm ValuStrat has acquired a minority shareholding in Capital Value Surveyors Limited, a UK firm specialising in real estate advisory services including property valuations and building surveys. Capital Value Surveyors, a RICS Regulated Firm operating in London and the South East of England, has successfully established itself in a few years as an agile challenger to larger surveyor groups.
This is ValuStrat’s second investment in a UK real estate consultancy company. This will further enhance ValuStrat’s geographical reach and capabilities. “This is our second acquisition in the UK over the last 3 years. This aligns to our strategy to enhance our presence in prominent and strategic locations across the world. Dubai will remain our centre of excellence and our headquarters, from where we will drive our global ambitions and goals”, said ValuStrat’s Chairman, Shahid Umerani.
“We were impressed with what the Capital Value Surveyors team has achieved in a short period of time. The management team have been delivering exceptional year on year growth consistently and, we are very excited to partner with such a dynamic team in the next phase of our UK growth story. We are delighted to welcome them into the ValuStrat family. There is a strong nexus between the United Kingdom and the Middle East. We see this becoming even stronger after Brexit and are ideally positioned to maximise this business opportunity for the benefit of our clients”, said ValuStrat’s Group CEO, Shahid Kazi.
“The UK remains one of the most well-established real estate markets globally and we have seen the market remain strong and resilient despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout from Brexit. We are buoyant on the long-term macro fundamentals of the UK. We have a number of our clients in the Middle East that have interests in the United Kingdom and are pleased to further develop our presence and capabilities in the UK, to better serve all our clients, both in the UK and the Middle East”, said Declan King, MRICS – Managing Director & Group Head of Real Estate, ValuStrat.
Sean Mansfield– MRICS – Director, Capital Value Surveyors said “We are delighted to be partnering up with ValuStrat. Our team have done incredibly well to deliver consistently high year on year growth and believe the partnership with ValuStrat will support this growth trajectory. Their expertise and established infrastructure will help us delivery synergies and we are looking forward to exploring the various areas of collaboration.” Furthermore, Simon Jackson, MRICS – Director, Capital Value Surveyors also commented “This partnership provides for a very positive outlook. We have built up great momentum over the last few years and this should provide greater benefits for our clients and help accelerate our growth further.”
Marilyn Connell – Director, Capital Value Surveyors said “There are exciting times ahead for us as a Company and we will be better placed to serve our client base through enhanced capabilities and resources.”
Salonica Capital – an FCA regulated independent investment bank headquartered in London acted as advisors for this deal, with its Director Othman Shoukat leading the transaction. “This acquisition will bring fantastic synergies; combining ValuStrat’s international capabilities, thought leadership and scale with Capital Value Surveyors’ exceptional management team, strong local market expertise and experience will provide great scope for market penetration and growth across the UK ”, Othman commented.
ValuStrat is a leading consulting group headquartered in Dubai providing Advisory, Valuations, Due Diligence, Research & Industrial Consulting across a diverse range of industry sectors since 1978. Offices in UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Qatar serve over 1,000 corporations, ranging from government and large multinationals to local corporations, family businesses and SMEs. Some of the key sectors serviced by ValuStrat include real estate, hospitality, retail, education, healthcare, FMCG, manufacturing, entertainment, energy and transport. ValuStrat’s real estate and asset valuation divisions are regulated by RICS.
About Capital Value Surveyors
Capital Value Surveyors Ltd is an independent, privately owned firm of Chartered Surveyors in London, United Kingdom. Established in 2018, it is a RICS Regulated company providing bespoke Survey and Valuation advice on residential and commercial properties in London and the South East.