Baltimore Consulting

Debt backed management buyout of specialist recruitment agent

Baltimore Consulting is an award winning recruitment specialist supplying candidates to local government and the NHS. Find out why Baltimore's management team came to us to help with a management buyout in 2018.





year unsecured loan raised from Caple


share capital retained


Baltimore Consulting was founded in 2013 as a standalone business within Opus Talent Solutions to provide senior and specialist candidates to Local Government, NHS and Third Sector clients. From inception, the business was grown and developed by MD, Charmaine Vincent, and by 2017 Baltimore Consulting had achieved a strong market presence with revenues of £10m.

Opus Talent Solutions had been accelerating into the technology sector and wanted to further focus in this sector. With the strategies of the two companies continuing to diverge, the time was right for Baltimore to continue to grow independently and establish itself as a market leader through a management buyout.


Fund raising

We were delighted to bring to market a brand-new financial product from Caple and BNP Paribas Asset Management that delivered 100% of the acquisition finance on a six year unsecured loan, which was coupled with an invoice finance line from HSBC.

Management buyout (MBO)

We brokered the deal between management and the vendor, and explored in detail a range of debt, equity and vendor backed options before securing the final deal that saw management retain 100% of the share capital.

Business planning

To support the transaction, Shaw & Co worked closely with management to build a robust business plan and financial model that underpinned the financial investment.

Charmaine Vincent, Managing Director


We delivered a deal that secured 100% of the share capital for Baltimore’s management team.


“The team at Shaw & Co worked extremely hard to get to know me and my business, enabling them to secure the best deal with the right financial provider. I was really impressed with the time and attention to detail that went into supporting Baltimore both pre and post completion.  Nathan genuinely exceeded all of my expectations and the level of service he provided was exceptional. I’m absolutely delighted with the result and truly excited to embark on that next chapter of growth with Baltimore.”

I put 100% trust into Jim and Nathan and knew their knowledge and expertise would yield the best outcome."
Charmaine Vincent
Managing Director, Baltimore Consulting
Lead Advisor:
Jim Shaw
Founder & CEO
Jim Shaw
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Support Advisor:
Colin Burns
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