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M&A


Mergers&Acquisitions


Hot buyers Ref: 88225


Location: East Coast, USA Turnover: $20m–$100m Type: Air / ocean / customs broker Reason: Service growth


Ref: 14780


Location: Nationwide, UK Turnover: £5m–£40m Type: Air/ocean Reason: Bolt-on business


Ref: 1248


Location: South East, UK Turnover: £1m–£25m Type: Air/ocean Reason: Bolt-on business


The Headford M&A team adds a new string to its bow...


Ref: 8344


Location: North West, UK Turnover: £1m–£15m Type: Multimodal Reason: Strategic development


Acquisition opportunities Ref: 177401


Location: SE Midlands, UK Turnover: Up to £75m Type: General cargo Reason: Trade lane growth


Company Ref: 07912 Established UK air and ocean forwarder split across two facilities (LHR and North)


Ref: 7375


Location: Nationwide, UK Turnover: £10m–£50m Type: Pharmaceutical/retail/niche Reason: Vertical growth


• Main routes for import are Far East • Main routes for export are USA • Turnover <£2m; PBT £170,000 • Good client spread – majority no more than 10% of total gross profi t


• Retirement based exit strategy • <10 Staff across 2 sites


Company Ref: 06375 A Midlands-based multimodal forwarder looking to sell


Ref: 187550


Location: Scotland, UK Turnover: Any Type: Oil & gas Reason: Service growth


• Courier, air, ocean and packing services • £1.3m turnover producing an adjusted net profi t of £500,000


• 30+ staff in place and to remain with new ownership


• Excellent offi ce location • Established 20+ years


Ref: 74077


Location: Nationwide, UK Turnover: Any Type: General cargo Reason: Trade lane growth


Free initial consultation


David Roberts New Business Advisor david@headfordgroup.com


Charlie Watson New Business Advisor charlie@headfordgroup.com


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Phone +44 (0)1454 275 941 Email enquiries@headfordmergers.com Web www.headfordgroup.com Offi ce 8 Apex Court, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4JT


• Trading forty years with excellent reputation • Express courier, customs & warehousing • Turnover £2m; GP £365,000; PBT £121,000 • Good client spread – majority no more than 5% of total gross profi t


• Retirement based exit strategy • Growth potential in niche cross-trade market


Essential criteria: • £1m–£5m turnover • Net profi t of £100,000–£800,000 • Air & ocean service providers • Owners happy to commit to a handover period or remain with new owners


Company Ref: 9460 Independent, privately owned customs broker and airfreight agency, south-east UK


• AOG specialist freight forwarder • £1.2m turnover with approximately 55% GP margin


• Established company with mature client base over thirty-plus years


• Strong AOG platform for future growth of the business


Company Ref: 23639 Multimodal freight forwarder – ocean, air and road freight provider


Company Ref: 09927 A FXT-based multimodal forwarder whose owners seek a sale


• Consistent year-on-year profi t • £6m+ turnover producing an adjusted net profi t of £250,000+


• Year-on-year growth and a strong cash reserve in place


• The business employs a team of fi ve highly trained staff in FXT


Buyer Mandate: 06768 UK forwarder looking to grow through acquisition near Manchester Airport


Headford’s mergers and acquisitions team has recently made another addition to their sales department. Having acquired Charlie Brock Watson from the Executive Search team, the M&A team are now up to a total of fi ve. Charlie’s sound understanding of international trade, strategy and accounting gained from reading International Business at the University of Bristol makes him a perfect complement to an already thriving team.


This move has brought them one step closer to achieving their goal of being the market leader in mergers and acquisitions for the global freight forwarding industry.


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‘I am extremely lucky to join a company with such fantastic potential. Experiencing growth in such a manner has resulted in being exposed to all aspects of M&A giving a real hands-on approach to the role.


‘My extensive knowledge of the freight industry bolstered by various theoretical and practical abilities acquired during my degree has given me the skill and professionalism I need when talking to business owners.’


Charlie’s role will consist of speaking to and visiting potential clients who are either looking to acquire or looking to exit.


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