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Lubricants and automotive consumables

£5m to £10m
Automotive, Miscellaneous, Service industries
South East England
30 November 2023

Business description

The company is an independent supplier of lubricants and automotive consumables for clients within a wide range of sectors.

Operating across London and the South East, the company is the regional distributor for a renowned oil brand, establishing a prominent market share within its core operational area.
The company benefits from highly skilled technical sales staff and a dedicated in-house delivery function, with its commitment to providing an exceptionally high standard of service enabling it to establish a loyal, long-standing client base.
Our clients are now offering the company for sale as part of their exit strategy, whilst supporting the continued growth of the business following their departure.


  • Works with a leading manufacturer to offer a range of premium, branded
    products, including oils for passenger and heavy duty vehicles, greases and industrial lubricants. 
  • Maintains a prominent presence in South East England, working with a diverse range of clients, including organisations in the construction, agriculture and engineering sectors. 
  • Works with over 3,000 active clients, 80% of which provide reliable, recurring business, with some relationships spanning over 25 years. 
  • Dependable workforce in place, including a skilled field sales team, which is highly successful in generating new business and has played a key role in the company’s continued expansion. 
  • Operates from well-connected premises in South England that can be provided on a leasehold or freehold basis, subject to negotiation.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2020 (Actual) 4,066 543
2021 (Actual) 3,845 758
2022 (Actual) 5,631 650
2023 (Actual) 7,843 1,440
2024 (Forecast) 10,000 2,179
  • Achieved turnover in excess of £7.8 million in YE23, with an adjusted EBITDA of £1.4 million. 
  • Turnover is projected to reach £10 million in YE24, with adjusted EBITDA also rising to circa £2.2 million. 
  • Continually invests in new vehicles and plant possessing assets collectively costing over £610k. 
  • Turnover and adjusted EBITDA have experienced considerable growth in recent years, increasing by 98% and 125%, respectively, between YE21 and YE23. 
  • Benefits from a significant, diverse client base, with no reliance on any individual client to supply over 2.1% of turnover.

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