SMH Fleet Solutions

Deal summary

We advised the shareholders of SMH Fleet Solutions (“SMH”) on securing their minority investment from private equity investor LDC.  SMH provides a full-suite of fleet management services including delivery, preparation, refurbishment, and remarketing of vehicles to a broad range of blue chip automotive manufacturers, rental and leasing specialists.  The business employs c. 400 people.  The investment will enable SMH to further expand its footprint with new sites across the UK and grow its service proposition, following the successful acquisition of vehicle remarketing firm CD Auction Group in 2017.

What difference did we make?

We worked closely with the SMH team to manage the process from first offer through to completion, including supporting the business planning exercise, managing the due diligence process and negotiating completion mechanics. Our experience in the automotive sector allowed us to deliver a successful result for both the shareholders and management.

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What our client said
For us, the time was right to bring an investment partner on board. Appointing an advisory team who understood our short and long-term objectives and supported our motivation was paramount. Having a trusted advisor like Alantra who knew our business well was key to achieving such a successful outcome. We’re now focused on further expanding our footprint across the UK, and continuing to grow our offering to ensure our customers have a market-leading breadth of support to meet all of their vehicle management needs. Martin McAuley, Managing Director
SMH Fleet Solutions