Former CEO (of Barclay Brothers investment)
Managing Director – Arrow XL (Barclay Brothers portfolio company) – delivered turnaround from negative £3m EBITDA to positive £3m EBITDA in just 3 years
Head of Logistics – M&S.com
Supply Chain Director – Land of Leather
Having worked under private equity ownership with the Barclay Brothers, Ian was keen to build an independent haulage group which he was 100% owner of.
After significant research we identified the South-East as a key traffic region with uniquely limited competitive density and around which we wanted to help Ian build a geographically material 3PL which could service nationally in partnership with pallet and sub-contract partners as well as play a prominent role as one of the regions largest service providers.
FDD & LDD project management
Fundraising – senior debt & mezzanine
Post-deal board support
Stakeholder management of funders
Rolling acquisition targeting/planning
This was my first foray into acquiring a business without the support of a broader corporate infrastructure.
IC has offered invaluable support throughout the first acquisition, the second and post-deal; showing not only determination to deliver the best deal but also a calm & professional approach to managing both transactions, which at times were challenging for a variety of reasons.
I continue to count on the support and guidance of IC as I look to develop the capability and the footprint of the group and plan for the future.
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