Metis brings globally-operating freight management brands to the market

An internationally-operating freight brand with a high-profile presence in growing Eastern European and Russian spheres of commerce is being brought to the market by Metis Partners, the intellectual property (IP) experts.

TPC Freight Management was a globally-renowned freight brand which had a turnover of £13 million in 2014. A family-owned business built up over 35 years, it operated in 25 countries. Its Thistle International Freight brand, based in Scotland, is also for sale.

The brands are being sold on the instruction of Blair Nimmo and Gerald Friar of KPMG, who are jointly conducting the administration of TPC Global Ltd and TPC Global Group.

The sale reinforces Metis Partners’ expertise and reputation in brand asset sales, which includes the successful marketing of the IP assets of Manzaro and Get Juiced, as well as multiple international licensing deals with the Paperlinx IP asset.

Nat Baldwin of Metis Partners, who is co-ordinating the global marketing drive for the TPC assets, said: “These companies have built a truly global business and have pioneered new markets in lucrative areas.

“As well as major global investors, the sale will be of considerable interest to those operating in the following areas: freight; logistics; warehouse services; and food and drink distribution.”

Scottish-headquartered TPC Freight Management also had offices in Stockholm, St Petersburg, Tallinn and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Revenue was generated through logistics management, and high profile customer relationships included those with Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Brenntag, PepsiCo and the Edrington Group.

TPC Freight Management was a founding member of the Wine and Spirit Alliance, providing greater brand awareness in US, Brazil, Chile and across the world

Assets in the TPC sale include the goodwill in the brand and reputation, rights in the registered and unregistered trademarks, organisational knowledge and the branded website and domain name.

All offers should be submitted directly to Metis Partners by noon on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

 

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