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Acquisition of a forwarding company in Poland

Buy a Polish forwarding company

  • The acquired company is a forwarding company that has a large size and is located in Poland
  • The company that was bought has revenues of more than 25 mio €
  • The buyer is an international online forwarding group that acquires forwarding companie
  • CFIE business acquisition input: The CFIE M&A team member, Govert Derks contacted the target company and did the first screening of the company. This acquisition is an important addition to the acquirers group of companies. The forwarding buyer is looking to grow via the purchase of further forwarding companies across Europe

Overview of how to buy a forwarding company by an international acquirer

The acquired company focusses on forwarding across Poland. The forwarding company has been build up by the family over various decades. The owners want to grow the business further, but see more possibilities to do this with a larger international forwarding company.

The strategy of the international forwarding buyer

The buyer is a family group of companies. One of their main activities is international forwarding. The companies plan is to grow a Northern European based group of firms that is active in forwarding businesses. Here are some of the activities the group performs:

  • Air and sea forwarding
  • Road forwarding
  • Value added logistics services
  • Other services in the area of transportation

Activities of the CFIE M&A team in the support of buying the forwarding company

The CFIE M&A team helps buyers in acquisitions. In this case most of the work is done upfront and consists in sourcing a large number of interesting targets for an acquisition. CFIE has a broad set of contacts across the Polish and European forwarding industry. These contacts range from business owners to M&A advisors or other specialists in the forwarding field. CFIE does the communication to targets and explains business owners why it is a good decision to grow further with a strong strategic partner. Govert Derks has spoken to the forwarding company and has elaborated on the buyers strategy. After initiating the talks and negotiations between the forwarding target company and the buyer CFIE facilitated the further process by supporting the forwarding buyer. The buyer has quite some practical experience in the process of acquisitions of forwarding companies and worked reasonably independently on the further process. In this process it was supported in the background by the CFIE forwarding M&A team

Highlights of the forwarding companies acquisition

  • Both companies are active in the forwarding industry. The growth of the forwarding company can be quicker with support of the financially strong buyer
  • The target company has a focus on forwarding activities and will be grow it’s services portfolio with support of the buyer
  • The international forwarding buyer can invest further in the support to the forwarder

Information about business sales and acquisitions in the Polish forwarding industry

Feel free to contact us for further details about this forwarding acquisition. If you are looking for acquisitions or business sales of forwarding companies in other European countries it is also good to contact us. We know many forwarding targets across Europe and many of these will be open for a sale. For further forwarding companies for sale please visit the section transportation companies for sale.