Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS Global Ltd on the acquisition of Courier Connections (Scotland) Ltd. The business, which provides distribution and haulage logistics services, has depots in Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The value of this latest deal has not been disclosed.
EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight forwarding and haulage groups. It now has 17 depots and offices across the country and operates its own UK and European road freight fleet, whilst also being able to facilitate a vast range of Worldwide Import & Export services (including Customs Clearances). This deal is another significant step in showcasing EFS’ ongoing growth strategy across the UK.
The corporate team at Davis Blank Furniss, which was led by Sonio Singh, advised EFS Global on all aspects of the transaction including legal due diligence and transactional matters. The team also included Lauren Sever, corporate, commercial and employment solicitor; and Andy McNish who is a corporate and commercial partner.
Mark Jones – MD of EFS Global – commented: “The acquisition of a Scotland-based entity is an exciting development for the business and will, I’m sure, be a springboard for future growth as we continue our expansion strategy across the UK.”
Sonio Singh added: “Once again we were pleased to advise the EFS Global team secure a major strategic acquisition as it continues to bolster its reach.”
The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years including Euro SDB, CS Brunt, Bradtrans International, Horizon Distribution, Euro-Tran Despatch, JRS Traction, PDQ Specialist Courier Services, FWD Freight Services, Caistor Distribution, AFI UK Ltd and Austin Wilkinson & Sons Ltd.