Sell a forwarding business in Spain

The sale of a Spanish forwarding company

Sell your Spanish business Our M&A advisors have a long track record in Spanish forwarding business sales. We have an European team of forwarding M&A experts to support in your business sale. Our forwarding M&A advisors are helping Spanish forwarding business owners in a sale of their business. Our main interest is to help forwarding firms of any size in Spain with a sale to international or Spanish buyers. We are active in business sales for all kind of forwarding companies in Spain:

  • Airfreight forwarding
  • Sea (ocean) forwarding
  • Road forwarding
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For each type of forwarding company in Spain we can find buyers.
is often the fastest means of transport that exists. In airfreight a great range of aircrafts are used for air forwarding. The most important airports for air forwarding in Spain are of course Madrid and Barcelona but smaller cities as Valencia, Alicante, Bilbao, Vigo and many others can also be reached easily for air forwarding. Obviously air forwarding can be related to both import and export freight in Spain. For international destinations out of Spain air transport is often the best solution (especially for perishable goods).
Sea forwarding out of Spain often occurs via international ship owners. A large number of containers are moved each year via the many ocean forwarders that are active in Spain. This concerns both FCL (Full Container Load) as LCL (Less-Than-Container Load). Road forwarding is used to get the goods to the Spanish harbours (sea groupage services to and from the ports). Spanish shipping hubs are located in suitable places and serve as a strategic platform for the hosting and distribution of goods via shipping ports. Shipping companies offer high frequency and availability from the main Spanish harbours that are located in:

  • Barcelona
  • Cádiz
  • Huelva
  • Algeciras
  • Bilbao
  • Gijón
  • Ibiza
  • Palma
  • La Coruña
  • Valencia
  • Alicante

We can also help road forwarding business owners in the sale of their business in Spain. This can be companies that are active in cargo pickup services or overland transport. Further, a business sale can be of interest for road forwarding companies that consolidate cargo from several clients. Please get in touch if you want to know more about selling your road forwarding company in Spain.

How to sell a forwarding business in Spain

Should a M&A advisor know the forwarding industry you operate in?Teamwork is important for the CFIE M&A forwarding network, we combine local presence in Spain with in depth forwarding industry knowledge. When we help forwarding clients in selling their company we always have someone locally working together with other European forwarding M&A experts. When you sell your business it is necessary that a M&A advisor understands your type of forwarding business and the local Spanish forwarding market. If you want to read more details about selling a forwarding company please go to sell a forwarding business.

Type of buyers for your forwarding business

Who could be the best buyer for your forwarding business?At Corporate Finance in Europe we mainly focus on international strategic forwarding buyers. In Spain however, we also have an excellent knowledge of the domestic forwarding buyers. We will find the buyer that realizes most synergies with your company and appreciates it best. Very often these forwarding buyers also want to pay the highest value for your company. Having a background in forwarding helps to find the most suited domestic and international buyers. If you want to achieve the highest sales price often international buyers are the ideal solution. We do have some industry specific buyers that are interested in acquisitions of packed chemicals, pharma or fresh vegetables and fruit. There are various forwarding buyers that want establish a local presence in Spain via an acquisition. Our Spanish M&A advisors can help you with a business sale of your forwarding company and guide you in the process.

The process of selling a company

The process of selling a forwarding company differs not very much from selling a business in a standard industry. The forwarding industry has as a main difference that it uses limited assets compared to other industries. The forwarding industry normally has high goodwill being paid in a business sale. You can learn from the information on how to sell a company that we have available. With European business sales we are involved in, cross border aspects are important. If you want to read more about the different steps when selling your company please go to the page of selling a business.

When selling a forwarding business

Timing is important before you start selling your forwarding business in Spain. You will need to prepare your company well before you start the process of the sale of your forwarding business. The M&A advisors of Corporate Finance in Europe are ready to help you with selling your forwarding company in Spain. Get in touch with Bruno Pintó to learn more about the possibilities to sell your Spanish forwarding company.

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