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Macdonald Henderson is delighted to have acted for the vendors in the sale of Oban Express to logistics specialist Menzies Distribution (represented by MMS) for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition allows Menzies to extend its geographical reach, in a move which could transform e-commerce in remote parts of Scotland.

The Oban-based firm transports about 450,000 packages a year in western Scotland and the Hebrides.

The company has depots in Oban and Glasgow and operates a fleet of 45 vehicles.

Oban Express will be integrated within the wider Menzies Distribution network over the coming months.

Managing Director of Oban Express, Lorraine Parrott commented:

“From the outset, Macdonald Henderson delivered a service of the highest quality and professionalism, moving quickly to establish a command of the workings of the business and meet tight deadlines. Negotiations with the PLC and its advisors were handled with surety and confidence.

Towards completion, Fraser (Morrison) and the team required to exhibit a further essential quality - stamina - as the negotiations continued into unsociable hours. The vendors are grateful for the MH team’s commitment and enthusiasm, which was essential in delivering the right deal for the business, its employees and customers”.

We are pleased to have worked with this family owned business in the successful sale of the company, ensuring continuity for the business and its workforce.

Last updated: 12.04pm, Tuesday 1st December 2015

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