Nic Kyrzakos

Nic Kyrzakos

Former CEO (of Carlyle Group investment)


Former CFO and CEO of DHL, DAMCO & UPS, Nic recently scaled and exited 2,000 vehicle African carrier J&J Transport for Carlyle Group – one of the largest private equity funds globally.


Having worked for private equity extensively, Nic seeks to build an independently owned global supply chain group – connecting the North America, Europe and Asia spanning transport, pallet, warehousing, forwarding, customs and value-add processing

Transaction type

  • Minority Investment
  • Capital raise
  • Advisory MBI – Management Buy-In
  • Advisory M&A – Buy-build acquisitions for group


  • One UK deal, One US deal -£6m+ EBITDA
  • Active pipeline of further targets globally with specialism in UK
  • Y2 target c$250m revenue

How did IC help?

  • Market research

  • Target outreach

  • Target negotiation

  • Group structuring

  • Transaction design & solutionising

  • Fundraising – capital, senior debt & mezzanine

  • Post-deal board support

  • Stakeholder management of funders

  • Succession planning

  • Rolling acquisition targeting/planning


Having worked with traditional private equity, I could easily relate to Independences differentiated offering. I have been extremely impressed by the quality of off-market targets delivered and the depth of support available in structuring, strategy and funding. Independence have become integral partners to our global plas and I am excited to see what we can achieve together in the years ahead.

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