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Acquisition Opportunity Document Sell Side | Buy Side | Private Equity

M&A, Equity & Beyond Specialists in Freight & Logistics


Opportunities to acquire

M&A, Equity & Beyond Specialists in Freight & Logistics


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Acquisition Opportunity Ref:

SM50105

London Heathrow customs clearance agent with freehold warehouse and offices The opportunity is to acquire an established customs clearance agent with 22,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse space. Key Attributes: •

30 FTE working in London Heathrow on a 24/7 shift basis.

Strong management team comprising a GM, warehouse manager, accounts supervisor and import supervisors.

There is an opportunity within the freehold to increase capacity by 30 – 40% through redevelopment.

There are two tenants occupying the further office space at present – generating an annual income of £30,000. The company has badges in the following; London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stanstead and Manchester.

Financials Turnover – £8,000,000 Adjusted operating profit – £300,000


Acquisition Opportunity Ref:

SM50109

European based perishables customs clearance and forwarding agent The opportunity is to acquire an established customs clearance agent who offer the in-house ability to distribute perishable goods. Key Attributes: •

Well-established itself in the perishables niche over the past 25 years.

33 FTE working from a single location in Europe.

A dedicated management team is in place to continue post acquisition.

The company has its own warehouse with cold stores currently operating at 70% capacity.

Origin of goods: Peru, Mexico, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Thailand, India and Pakistan. Business Split: • •

90% Import 10% Export

The company has a positive balance sheet with little external debt.

Financials Turnover – £9,000,000 Adjusted operating profit – £320,000


Acquisition Opportunity Ref:

SM50108

UK based Ocean Export Freight Forwarder The opportunity to acquire this growing ocean export orientated freight forwarder is driven by the current investors intention to release capital. Due to this factor the vendor is open to remaining with the business under new ownership. The business has established itself in a niche that has allowed for double-digit growth year on year. There are 8 FTE in the business working from a single UK Location in South East England. The business presents an acquirer with several opportunities to increase profitability, including: • • •

Shipping Line rebates Combining export volumes with import to increase competitive buying power Reduced transport costs

The current business make-up is 100% Export. The company has a positive balance sheet with minimal external debt and the average debtor is 45 days.

Financials Turnover – £10,000,000 Adjusted operating profit – £890,000


Opportunities to exit

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Retained Buyer Ref: RBM98735

Global freight forwarding and supply chain company growing through acquisition With a proven history of making acquisitions across the world, our client has a unique growth strategy of building a global business whilst retaining an entrepreneurial environment for staff, clients and business leaders. • • •

£250,000,000 in total sales 350 staff Offices in 8 countries across 4 continents

Search Requirement Our client is seeking company owners interested in taking their business on a journey, staying on after having been acquired. Our clients’ recent acquisitions have allowed company owners to release equity from their business, whilst still being in control of the growth and direction of the company, with the support of a global group and proven board of directors. Ideal targets will have the following attributes: • • • •

Air & Ocean freight forwarding business Positive cash generative companies Owners looking to remain or exceptionally talented management team Situated in Europe, North America and Asia


Retained Buyer Ref:

RBM98746

Multimodal freight and transport provider seeks acquisitions in North West and Midlands Our client is truly a one stop shop for all logistics requirements - current services offered including: air and ocean, Euro road, UK distribution and warehousing. With previous acquisitions now completely integrated, our client is looking for further targets to continue with their planned growth strategy.

Search Requirement The ideal acquisition target will meet the following requirements; • •

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EBITDA of £250,000 - £500,000 Offering services which could include any combination of the following; o Air & Ocean o Euro Road o UK Distribution o Warehousing and fulfilment Owners willing to commit to a handover period or remain with the business Asset light or “asset right” company


Retained Buyer Ref:

RBM98767

UK Freight forwarder seeking expansion opportunities in Manchester, Birmingham and London A well-established and highly profitable UK air and ocean freight forwarder is expanding through acquisition in key geographic regions: • • •

Manchester Birmingham London Heathrow (and surrounding areas)

Our client has pre-arranged funding and is well prepared for growth with a strong integration plan based on previous successful acquisitions.

Search Requirement The ideal acquisition target will meet the following requirements: • • • • •

EBITDA of £150,000 - £700,000 Air/ocean freight a major activity of the business Owners willing to commit to a handover period or remain with the business Relatively asset light & with a strong and consistent profit Diverse spread of clients (ideally no client contributing more than 20% of revenue)


Private Equity Clients


Private Equity Ref:

PE87002

European Private Equity Group with buy and build strategy 4Cap Equity are representing a private equity group who are investing into the freight and logistics sector. The group are experienced financial investors with a track record of running buy and build investment projects in service-orientated industries.

Search Requirement Our client is open to either fully acquiring freight forwarders into existing investments or supporting the management teams to take their companies forward with financial backing, M&A expertise and operational support. We are currently identifying companies in the following European countries; • • • • • • • • • •

United Kingdom Ireland Spain Germany Italy Belgium Netherlands Luxemburg Switzerland Austria


Private Equity Ref:

PE87005

USA Private Equity Group looking to add to investment portfolio 4Cap Equity are representing a private equity group who are experienced with committing capital to the freight and logistics sector. With a number of current investments in the industry, our client is open to either acquiring companies that would benefit their current assets or supporting entrepreneurs through investment (platform assets). Our client currently has investments in Europe and the USA with planned investments in Asia.

Search Requirement We are currently interested in companies in the following; •

United States – New York, Illinois, Atlanta and California.

United Kingdom – All regions

Europe – Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Financials • •

EBITDA of $10m+ for platform assets EBITDA of £1m+ for bolt-on acquisitions


Contact Us

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4Cap Equity Acquisition Opportunity Document  

Our experts are available for advice on all aspects of M&A in the freight and logistics sector. Whether you want to better familiarise you...

4Cap Equity Acquisition Opportunity Document  

Our experts are available for advice on all aspects of M&A in the freight and logistics sector. Whether you want to better familiarise you...

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