M&A Deal Summary

Menzies Distribution Acquires Orbital Marketing Services Group

On November 28, 2012, Menzies Distribution acquired media company Orbital Marketing Services Group for 13M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Menzies Distribution’s 1st transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Menzies Distribution’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Menzies Distribution’s 5th transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-11-28
Target Orbital Marketing Services Group
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Menzies Distribution
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 13M GBP

Target

Orbital Marketing Services Group

Ashford, United Kingdom
website
Orbital Marketing Services Group Ltd. is a marketing services company. Orbital Group provides effective communication, logistics and promotional solutions to a wide range of UK and international organisations via a continually evolving portfolio of physical and digital delivery services.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Menzies Distribution

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1979
Sector Distribution
Employees3,700
DESCRIPTION

Menzies Distribution operates a time-critical logistics network in the UK and Ireland, providing final mile delivery for over 100 million units each year and serving customers in the press, travel and third-party logistics sectors. hile its core business involves strategic partnering with publishers to provide a sustainable route to market for their product, the company began a successful diversification strategy harnessing its unique UK and Ireland network capabilities to work with national parcel carriers and to develop an innovative solution for retailers.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 6
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 5
Country (United Kingdom) 5 of 6
Year (2012) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-08 Media on The Move

Weybridge, United Kingdom

Media on The Move Ltd. is a media management company specialising in marketing and distribution services to airports, airlines and the wider travel industry. Media On The Move (MoM) currently distributes more than 200 different publications to over 60 carriers.

Buy £1M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-06-08 AJG Parcels

Inverness, United Kingdom

AJG Parcels Ltd. is a provider of delivery service offering details of services, depot locations, coverage area, tracking facilities and contact.

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