Established in 1972, Brighton Carriers provides complete and bespoke logistics solutions, including general haulage, international services, storage and mailing to a broad range of industries.
After investing their energies in founding and growing Brighton Carriers over nearly four decades, the Cowley family were looking to explore new business opportunities outside of the logistics market. They approached Avondale to help secure a suitable buyer for the business and to manage the sales process on their behalf.
Avondale spent time identifying and enhancing the unique value drivers behind Brighton Carriers. From here, the team was able to draw on the firm’s extensive network to generate a competitive sale environment, resulting in over 140 interested enquiries and several firm offers. Courier Express, a larger logistics provider looking to expand its operations, emerged as the eventual buyer of the business.
The competitive nature of the sales process allowed Avondale to secure a high sale price for the Cowley family that far exceeded their original expectations. Having moved into Brighton Carriers’ premises, Courier Express was able to improve the business infrastructure and enjoy excellent economies of scale.