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REF: 08269 Location: USA EBITDA: $1M – $25M USD Type: International or Domestic Reason: Growth Strategy

REF: 00185

Location: Far East / China EBITDA: $1M – $50M USD TYPE: 3PL, Pharma, High tech Reason: Vertical Growth

REF: 00218 Location: United Kingdom EBITDA: £300K - £5M Type: Airfreight or E-Fulfilment Reason: Development of Offerings

REF: 08285 Location: New York EBITDA: $300 - $2M USD Type: CHB, Airfreight, Ocean freight Reason: Growth

REF: 13429 Location: UK T/O: £150K – £3 Million Type: UK & European Road Freight Reason: Growth / Market Share

REF: 06434 Location: UK & Europe T/O: £1 Million Type: Sea / Air Freight, Fashion Reason: Bolt On Business / Growth

REF: 36842 Location: Far East / Japan T/O: £5 Million+ Type: Chemical Logistics / 3PL Reason: Vertical Growth

When should I plan my Exit Strategy?

An exit strategy is normally the last thing on a company owners mind but does it really have to be such a last minute decision?

I refer to it as last minute decision as on average company owners spend 30 years building their business but only 1 – 3 years deciding on an exit strategy. Such a huge decision but only a year of thoughts, work and strategy for probably the largest transaction of your life.

Having an exit strategy at the back of your mind is not only healthy, it is important. This exit strategy is the last chance to go out on a high with your business. It is your last deal to close and it is what you are going to enjoy for many years to come!

An exit strategy should be in your mind and your business plan.

The factors worth keeping in mind when planning an exit strategy is the bottom-line, it is imperative to spend at least 3 years working on maintaining a steady but growing Net profit. The bottom-line or EBITDA is what the buyer will base their offer on and so any £ or $ you can add will be worth between £/$5 – £/$10 upon exit. Planning ahead is critical, ideally the best 3 years of your business career should be prior to the sale date…. Don’t leave your exit to the last minute, plan ahead and reap the rewards for years to come!

acquisition opportunities

Company REF: 151403 USA Based Global Project Cargo Handler & Freight Forwarder

• Specialist in Project/Cargo Management, ocean transportation and warehouse & distribution management.

• Contains a very well established freight operation, in business for 28 years

• Global Operation, 13 office locations • Consistently profitable with net profit margin of 9.6%

• Rapidly increasing growth year on year and expected 2015 gross revenue of $40 million

• Key Financials: Turnover: $27.24m, Gross Profit: $9.68m, Net Profit: $2.61m, Assets $19.60m

Company REF: 08958 Brazilian Freight Forwarder

• Presently ranked in the top 50 forwarders in Brazil

• State of the Art IT infrastructure and software in place

• 3 offices in group • 40 highly qualified staff • Owner willing to remain over transition period


Company REF: 00675 New York (Upstate /Canadian border) International forwarder

• Business split 60% FF, 35% warehousing and 5% customs

• 9 highly trained staff forming the operational office

• Fully Licenced operation IATA, FMC and CHB

• Local customs and National Permits in place

• 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse • Very strong profit margins • EBITDA $420,000 • Strong opportunity to use as a base platform for developing the North East and Canada

Company REF: 1338 International Freight Forwarder based in the South East

• Well established and respected Freight Forwarder

• Specialise in Niche markets which have given good returns even during the recession

• A1 credit rating with all the Agencies • An excellent spread of customers • Turnover - £4,000,000

Company REF: 08649 Freight Forwarder with offices in Asia and Latin America

• Well respected, long established freight forwarder trading for over 16 years

• 70% of revenue is contracted business • ASIA to LATAM specialist’s strong opportunity to build on Network / Routes

• Strong Management Team in place and to remain with new owner

• Company has no debt / loans or external shareholding

• Consistent profit year on year • Employing over 420 staff across 52 offices

Buyer Mandate REF: 1429 Well established and leading USA owned freight forwarder and Domestic service provider

• Our client is looking to secure a NY, NJ, TX and CA as part of their 2014 growth strategy

• The ideal acquisitions will be business involved in the Customs House Brokerage sector or be IATA accredited

• Net profit of between $500,000 and $3M USD

• Management to remain or leave is both of interest

Company REF: 178709 South East, UK-based Multimodal Freight Forwarder

• Well established after trading for 10 years

• Revenues 80% Air & Sea 20% Logistics & Distribution

• Specialists in E-Commerce • Strong trade links with both Asia & the USA

• 45,000 sq ft dedicated fulfilment centre

• Low risk/diverse spread of clients - largest represents 18% of profit - majority only 1-2%

• Excellent Supply Chain Technology

Buyer Mandate REF: 2760 Well established UK Freight Forwarder looking to expand their capacity and capabilities across a wider area of the UK

Preferred Criteria:-

• Domestic & international parcel delivery capabilities via a third party carrier

• Turnover £2 million - £10 million • Pre-tax net profit of 3%> • Deal structure subject to discussion regarding the exiting and remaining management team

• Ideally located in the Midlands

Planning your exit strategy?

For a free initial conversation or meeting, please contact the below: Jack Lonnen, Senior M&A Advisor - UK & Europe James Hughes, Senior M&A Advisor - International

Phone: +44 (0)845 00 00 007 Email: / Web:

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