This flourishing market has seen an increase in investment activity due to a growing consumer demand through changing retail patterns with the increase of online purchases and an increasingly buoyant economy. The transport and distribution sector is continuously expanding, and covers activities such as:
- Transport of people and goods
- Logistics, distribution and mail
The M&A activity of the transport and distribution sector has been flourishing in the past years with a continuous interest from institutional investors as well as larger groups wanting to diversify and strengthen their market position.
Our corporate finance team has recently advised on significant deals in the transport and distribution sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England and benefits from an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
The transport sector has evolved dramatically in recent years whether it applies to transporting people with the expansion of the “Uber” applications or to the transport of goods with the consolidation of regional logistics hubs. We have advised a significant number of companies both in the transport of goods and transport of people sectors.
Due to the boom of e-commerce and high quality expectations from consumers on delivering goods (same day delivery, etc.), the logistics sector has experienced a strong growth recently and so does the M&A activity in the sector. We have advised many logistics and product and mail distribution businesses on MBOs, fundraisings and acquisitions in recent years.
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HMT were invaluable in sourcing the necessary funding, structuring and negotiating a deal which provided a great outcome for all parties. We look forward to working with them again in the future.
We have a long-standing relationship with HMT which has played an essential role during the management buyout process and we look forward to the next exciting phase of our development.