‘We needed an M&A specialist with a proven track record in getting deals done’
The UK market had considerable growth potential for us and we wanted to speed up this process through acquisition of an established freight forwarding business. As a company headquartered in Asia, we knew it would be a very time intensive and costly challenge if we’d tried to do this all by ourselves.
We needed to find an M & A specialist that knew the UK forwarding industry and that had a proven track record in getting deals done. Our enquiries led us to First Choice Corporate and it was soon clear that they completely understood what we were looking to achieve and gave us the confidence to commission them to start a search assignment.
At every step, they provided the information we needed, helped to identify possible targets and opened doors with businesses that met our criteria and smoothed the way in the early stages of discussions. Thanks to First Choice, we found the right company and were successful in completing the acquisition and in the last three years, our business has grown 40% in the UK. First Choice are professional and knowledgeable M & A specialists in the freight industry. We will certainly look to work with them again.
Ian Dodsworth Finance Director – Kerry Logistics UK
‘Great advice on how to maximise the value of the business’
When you have spent the best part of your career building up a business and then get to a stage in your life that you want to sell up, there are so many questions you have to answer. It’s not only a case of how to gain the maximum financial return, it’s also about wanting to see the company pass into good hands and to see it continue to grow.
Most importantly, you want to find a buyer that respects the quality of the team you have put together and sees them as a vital part of their future business plans. I was recommended to speak to First Choice Corporate and they gave me great advice from the start on how to maximise the value of the business and how to also ensure my other concerns were met.
They helped me put together all of the documentation I needed for potential buyers and very quickly generated interest, including from the company that eventually purchased the business. First Choice Corporate supported us throughout the entire transaction and actually took away a lot of the stress. They also ensured maximum discretion at every stage. Having them with us actually gave us an even more professional edge when it came to dealing with potential buyers.