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Freight forwarder & importer of niche FMPG

Reference
S6296
Turnover
£5m to £10m
Sector(s)
Distribution, freight & logistics
Region(s)
London
Added
10 July 2019

Business description

Over the period of 20 years, the company, has developed into a highly specialised importer, supplying a wide variety of live produce to UK customers, building a robust client base and serving a range of customers across the industry.   

The company operates with a highly specialised team, with deep sector expertise. Through this expertise, the company has developed an extensive portfolio of worldwide suppliers, delivering services with a focus on best practices and adhering to International and UK legal and regulatory standards.   

The company benefits from exclusive distribution rights in the UK for many of its suppliers. The produce is supplied mainly from Asia and the Americas, with little supplied from Europe. The company will, therefore, remain largely shielded from any impacts of Brexit on trading conditions and tariffs.  

Over a number of years, the company has invested to create a bespoke, scalable system enabling the company to deliver a seamless service from source to end customer. With this specialist approach, the company has built a loyal customer base, as well as gaining a strong reputation from overseas suppliers, placing the company at an advantage in negotiations with existing and future suppliers.   

This opportunity presents a highly desirable acquisition for an established player in the freight forwarding market or an investor with the means to grow this specialist company further.

Highlights

  • 20 years of trading history 
  • Exclusive UK distribution rights 
  • Highly specialised team with deep knowledge of logistics industry 
  • Dominant player in the UK market  
  • Significant opportunities for growth   
  • Portfolio of suppliers in 20+ countries, many exclusive 
  • Bespoke, scalable system managing process from source to end customer

Financials

Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2016 (Actual) 6,840 500
2017 (Actual) 7,280 494
2018 (Actual) 6,977 450
2019 (Actual) 6,568 397
2020 (Forecast) 6,600 409

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