Organizing Mergers & Acquisitions (Matchmaker function)

WCL enjoys an excellent reputation in the Global Logistics Industry as professional consultants and supporters in completing successful M+A transactions throughout the world. We support our clients with professional analysis, evaluations of market conditions and country specific company structures. We not only develop solutions, we implement and control them.

Our expertise covers transactions such as the Sale or Purchase of Companies, Investments and Mergers.

Our many years of experience and knowledge of the Transportation and Logistics Industry, along with our firm understanding of global logistics markets, are critical components of our service quality.

Company Sale

WCL – Your competent partner for organizing the entire process

Experienced in challenging integration processes

  • Screening – Identification of potential purchasers
  • Presentation to Seller
  • LOI – Letter of Intent
  • DD – Due Diligence *)
  • Contract negotiations
  • Execution of Contract

*) Many countries have specific laws governing the “Due Diligence” process. WCL Associates and/or Subcontractors are state and country licensed.

Company purchase

WCL – Your competent partner for organizing the entire process

Experienced in challenging integration processes

  • Screening – Identification of potential sellers
  • Presentation to buyer
  • LOI – Letter of Intent
  • DD – Due Diligence *)
  • Contract negotiations
  • Execution of Contract

*) Many countries have specific laws governing the “Due Diligence” process. WCL Associates and/or Subcontractors are state and country licensed.

M+A Reference List

Sales Mandates

  • Sale of mid-sized Forwarders in the USA (no. of staff: between 10 and 70)
  • Sale of a large Forwarder in Brazil (staff: 200)
  • Sale of a mid-sized forwarder in Brazil (staff: 60)
  • Sale of large Forwarder / NVO in China: more than 200.000 TEU’s p.a.
  • Sale of a large International Forwarder based in Germany, 500+ staff.
  • Sale of a mid-sized International Forwarder based in Germany, 200+ staff.
  • Sale of a mid-sized International Forwarder, based in Southern Europe, 100+ staff

Purchasing Mandates

  • Search for small to mid-sized Ocean/Air Forwarders in Germany on behalf of a Top 10 client
  • Search for large International Forwarder (geographical strength or special vertical markets/products incl. CHB’s) in Europe and North America on behalf of a Top 5 client.
  • Search for small to mid-sized Forwarders (Air/Ocean) in Germany, Southern Europe, UK, Scandinavia and USA on behalf of a mid-sized client based in Europe (Staff: 2000 – offices in Europe and Asia)
  • Search for small to mid-sized Forwarders in Germany on behalf of a midsized German based Forwarder (300+ staff)
  • Search for specialty forwarders (commodities, wine and spirit, forest products, project/heavy lift, oil+gas, etc. on behalf of various mid-sized and Top 10 clients
  • Search for mid-sized and small forwarders in Central and Eastern Europe on behalf of Top 100 clients based outside Europe