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Mergers and acquisition opportunities

Posted: 26th Jun 2019 by Hunter Gee Holroyd Corporate Finance

The latest news for Yorkshire based businesses.

Welcome to our latest edition of Get Connected, produced in association with the Corporate Finance Network.

Each edition features a review of Merger & Acquisition activity in a particular sector, the focus this month is on the Haulage sector.

Haulage Sector Updates

Between January 2013 and February 2019, there were 146 significant M&A transactions in the UK haulage sector.

The majority of deals were acquisitions (86%) and the rest were made up of investments and mergers.

The most active year between 2013 and 2019 was 2017, which accounted for just under one quarter of all deals.

Interestingly, the busiest year of 2017 followed 2016, the year of the EU referendum. 2018 deal flow was also higher than pre EU referendum levels, indicating that the industry has remained acquisitive, with Brexit uncertainty.

Merger and Acquisition Opportunities – Yorkshire

Businesses Wanted

Compliance Technology
A highly acquisitive provider of BPO services is seeking to build its compliance offering for highly regulated industries. Companies which provide KYC software or solutions, or other ID verification solutions or services are of high interest.

Skin Care Clinics
Local skin care clinics providing non-surgical treatments.

Air, water & EHS consultancies
A US based environmental consultancy, specialising in air quality, water and environmental, health & safety consulting is seeking to establish itself in the UK as part of its international growth strategy.

Warehouse equipment and fixings
A business operating in the South is seeking to acquire businesses which wholesale and / or manufacture light equipment or fixtures and fixings for warehouses e.g. trolleys, safety barriers, labels and signage.

Businesses for Sale

Fruit, Vegetables and Frozen Food wholesale
Based in West Yorkshire. Turnover £3.7m. 10 employees. The company is located in one of the city’s largest indoor wholesale markets.

Mechanical & Electrical Services
Based in Bradford. Turnover £1.7m. Gross Profit £539k.Lakeside
Mechanical and Electrical Services Ltd was established in 2009.

Online Retailer, Motorcycle, Motocross, Cycle Accessories

Based in Rotherham. Turnover £1.6m. This online retailer, established some 15 years ago, has an excellent reputation with its customers, suppliers and principle outlets (Ebay and Amazon).

Pallet, Packing Case & Timber Component Manufacturer
Based in Bradford. Turnover £1.2m. Established family business since 1950s. Retirement sale. Vehicles, machinery and stock included in sale.

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!
Contact Mark Grewer or call 01904 655202 to find out more