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Find out how you can exit your freight & logistics business with complete peace of mind.

M&A, Equity and beyond

What is your business worth?

4CAP Equity is the standout M&A consultancy firm in the freight and logistics industry. We offer tailor-made and completely confidential services that support both buyers and sellers across the entire sale and acquisition process. With a vast, global network and decades of experience, 4CAP Equity transports clients toward a successful transaction.

Freight & Logistics are Thriving

It's the right time to exit

Freight & logistics are thriving

When it comes to prospects for M&A in the freight and logistics sector, the numbers speak for themselves.

  • 284 deals were recorded in 2017
  • 18% increase over 2017

Our team’s comprehensive understanding of the industry and the motivations of business owners within it helps our clients realise their objectives.

The 4CAP Equity team

Our professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of M&A in the freight and logistics industry, and have overseen and completed dozens of transactions. Their specialist experience and client-centric approach has helped many exit their business for the maximum value.

our process

Selling a business

We employ a 5-step process from inception to completion, which sets out the structure for how we manage your successful exit strategy:

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Review

Firstly, we will review your business, identify positive traits and prepare documentation detailing your goals, our approach to managing the project and how we will achieve a successful exit together.

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Marketing

We will canvass a large number of buyers and, through analysis, will reduce this number down to a shortlist. Having created marketing materials on your behalf, we will approach the buyers in a discreet and appropriate manner.

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Buyers

Using our industry knowledge and strong contacts, we will identify and approach buyers, carry out checks on your behalf and arrange initial negotiations. We will also attend those meetings where required.

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Offers

We will review all aspects of the offer structure using our specialist expertise where terms relate specifically to the Freight and Logistics industry. We will also suggest and provide creative solutions where negotiations are strained.

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Completion

The completion stage of the process can be complex as it involves detailed and intensive due diligence and legal work. We can help keep the process on track throughout this trying stage.

our process

Buying a business

We understand that the process of acquiring a business can be a strenuous one. Therefore, our team is committed to reducing your workload, by supporting your management teams through the process, identifying only the most fitting targets in line with your aims, and moving forward with absolute efficiency.

The 4CAP Equity approach to buying a business follows these 6 steps:

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Initial meeting

We will meet with you to discuss your goals, your budget, and the resources you will require pre and post transaction.

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Market research

Our research team will conduct an in-depth market analysis to identify a long list of potential targets that match your requirements.

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Approaching targets

A confidential approach is made to key shareholders of each acquisition target. Each target’s appetite to sell is determined and the list is updated.

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Shortlisting

Together, we will review the list, removing targets who do not match your specification, or whose interest in selling is weak. we will discreetly contact the targets to explore their businesses in greater depth.

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Introduction

With your approval, we will organise an introduction between yourselves and any shortlisted targets that fulfil your requirements. We will arrange, manage and lead primary and secondary meetings.

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Negotiation & completion

Should you wish to present an offer, we can prepare a valuation and a structure for the purchase. We will then actively negotiate with the target or its advisors where required to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement, acting as mediator throughout to ensure any hurdles are overcome.

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