Transport and Distribution

Diamond Logistics secures growth funding from Boost & Co

2021-05-17T10:51:16+00:00

HMT LLP advised fulfilment solutions provider, Diamond Logistics, on their multi-million pound fundraise with growth capital and venture debt provider Boost & Co. The funding package will enable the business to dramatically accelerate their growth plans and invest in the continued development of their market disruptive “Despatchlab” platform. Established in 1992, Diamond Logistics provides local, national fulfilment and delivery solutions to businesses across the UK via a network of over 30 micro fulfilment centres and twenty supply partners. [...]

Whistl acquires Clientbase Fulfilment Ltd

2020-12-10T10:14:12+00:00

HMT undertook financial due diligence for Whistl on their acquisition of home shopping fulfilment services provider Clientbase Fulfilment Limited (“Clientbase”). Founded in 1999, Clientbase Fulfilment is a privately owned firm providing full e-commerce and home shopping solutions for companies, including pick & pack, 140 seat contact centre capability, warehousing, returns handling and delivery services. Based in Paignton, Devon, the company has built up an impressive customer base with well-known brands including Cisco, Dogs Trust, Madeleine, Peter Hahn, RSPCA, [...]

MET Parking Services secures multi-million £ development capital funding from ThinCats

2020-08-13T11:47:11+00:00

HMT LLP advised parking management solutions business, MET Parking Services Ltd on their fundraising. ThinCats provided a multi-million-pound funding package to enable the business to dramatically accelerate its growth plans.Established in 2005, MET is a car park services operator, providing a comprehensive range of tailored parking management and enforcement services to over 500 private land sites throughout the UK, using leading edge technology solutions.Led by CEO David Marks, MET has built a business based upon customer service and brand [...]

Mobeus invests in Andersen EV

2020-07-06T13:31:06+00:00

HMT advised Mobeus Equity Partners on their £1million growth capital investment in smart electric vehicle charger designer Andersen EV. Based in London, Andersen EV designs aspirational, sleek electric vehicle charge points and uses industrial-grade electronics to deliver enhanced performance as well as advanced software for a range of smart charging functionality. The electric vehicle (“EV”) market grew by 132% in the year to May 2020, compared to a 58% drop in sales of petrol and diesel vehicles, over [...]

LDC invests £11 million in James & James

2020-03-17T08:27:55+00:00

HMT acted as lead advisors to the shareholders of James and James, an e-commerce fulfilment solutions provider, on their £11 million investment from LDC. James & James was founded in 2010 by University of Cambridge graduates, James Hyde and James Strachan. Having been unable to find a suitable order fulfilment service for an eCommerce business, they built their own proprietary, cloud-based order fulfilment software platform. Their market leading platform bridges the gap between high-tech eCommerce platforms and traditional [...]

Whistl acquires Spark Ecommerce Group

2018-12-10T10:57:29+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for leading delivery management company Whistl on their acquisition of fulfilment and contact centre group Spark Ecommerce Group. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl is a leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media, Parcels and e-fulfillment. They are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK and their mail expertise and infrastructure supports their continued growth in the parcel delivery [...]

Whistl acquires Parcel Hub Limited and Mail Workshop Limited

2018-06-07T11:13:27+00:00

HMT LLP provided combined buyside advisory services to leading delivery management company Whistl on their acquisitions of Parcel Hub Limited and its sister company Mail Workshop Limited. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl is a leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media, Parcels and e-fulfillment. They are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK and their mail expertise and infrastructure supports their continued growth in [...]

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business Prism DM

2018-03-01T10:26:56+00:00

HMT LLP provided buy side advisory and due diligence services to Whistl UK Ltd (“Whistl”) on their acquisition of e-fulfilment company, Prism DM. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl are the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, DoordropMedia and Parcels. They are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK and their mail expertise and infrastructure supports their continued growth in the parcel delivery and the e-commerce market. [...]

Disposal of QTR Transport to Palletforce Ltd

2018-03-01T10:37:20+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of QTR Transport Limited (“QTR”) on the disposal of the business to Palletforce Ltd (“Palletforce”) for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1980 by Paul White, QTR is based in Newbury & Reading and operates throughout the British Isles. The business provides overall distribution solutions and can operate over 100,000 square feet of warehousing. QTR’s client base includes blue-chip companies as well as smaller businesses. Palletforce is an award-winning distribution network for small and large goods across [...]

Sovereign led Management Buyout of Dalepak

2018-03-01T11:04:40+00:00

HMT undertook financial due diligence of Northampton-based logistics group Dalepak Ltd (“Dalepak”) in respect of the MBO funded by Sovereign Capital Partners (“Sovereign”) and Crescent Capital (“Crescent”). Founded in 1991, Dalepak delivers a portfolio of seamlessly integrated warehousing, distribution, packing, internet fulfilment and freight forwarding services that can be tailored around individual customer requirements. Operating from four warehouse centres across Northampton, Dalepak is currently the second fastest growing business in Northamptonshire. The management buyout was led by private equity firm [...]

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