Menzies Distribution - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


Menzies Distribution M&A Summary

Menzies Distribution has acquired 6 companies of its own.

Menzies Distribution’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Orbital Marketing Services Group for $19M. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (50%) and media (17%).

Menzies Distribution Ownership

Who owns Menzies Distribution?

Menzies Distribution is owned by Endless. It was acquired on September 4, 2018.

Is Menzies Distribution PE-backed?

Yes. Menzies Distribution is owned by private equity investor Endless.

Menzies Distribution Business Overview

Where is Menzies Distribution headquartered?

Menzies Distribution is headquartered in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

How many employees does Menzies Distribution have?

Menzies Distribution has 3,700 employees.

What sector is Menzies Distribution in?

Menzies Distribution is a distribution company.

When was Menzies Distribution founded?

Menzies Distribution was founded in 1979.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Menzies Distribution

Menzies Distribution Ltd.

2 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh Park,
Edinburgh, EH12 9DJ
United Kingdom,
+44 1314 678 070

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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $21M $21M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AJG Parcels Ltd. 2015-06-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Inverness, United Kingdom ·
Orbital Marketing Services Group Ltd. 2012-11-28 19M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Ashford, United Kingdom ·
Media on The Move Ltd. 2011-07-08 2M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Weybridge, United Kingdom ·
Grays Newsagents (York) Ltd. 2007-06-11 - Divestiture
York, United Kingdom
North West Wholesale News Ltd. (dba North West News) 2006-05-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Preston, United Kingdom
Chester Independent Wholesale Newsagents Ltd. 2006-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Chester, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 3 (50%) - - -
Media 1 (17%) 19M (91%) - -
Publishing 1 (17%) 2M (9%) - -
Transportation 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $21M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 6 21M - -
Total 6 $21M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $21M
Largest Orbital Marketing Services Group Ltd.
$19M (2012-11-28)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (17%)

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