SOLD: TPC Freight Management & Thistle International Freight IP Asset Sale




Blair Nimmo and Gerald Friar of KPMG LLP, the Joint Administrators of TPC Global Limited (in Administration) and TPC Global Group Limited (in Administration) (the “Companies”), have appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property assets (“IP assets”) belonging to the Companies linked to the TPC Freight Management brand and the Thistle Freight International brand.


  • Global market opportunity
  • Well known and well regarded by industry
  • Unique and Attractive Global Freight Brands
  • Associated with Quality Bespoke Service
  • Freight Management Excellence
  • Registered Trade Marks
  • Valuable Branded Domain Names

This is a unique opportunity to purchase the intellectual property assets behind two international freight brands.


All offers and requests for more information should be submitted by email directly to Morven Fraser at The deadline for offers has been set at Noon on Thursday 16th June 2016.



TPC Freight International and Thistle International Freight have long been associated with logistics and freight management, and offered a range of services through the brands.

Two corporate brands were part of the Companies’ family including a heritage brand as well as the internationally-known TPC Freight Management brand.


TPC Freight Management was an internationally known freight brand that had been developing and offering a range of supply chain solutions, particularly in the alcohol distribution sector. Approximately £13 million in revenue was linked to the TPC Freight Management assets, and high profile customer relationships included those with Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Brenntag and the Edrington Group.

With offices in Sweden, Russia, Estonia and the United Arab Emirates, the brand is associated primarily with Eastern European and Russian trade routes. The brand is also associated with working in a number of different markets such as FMCG, Alcohol Distribution, Engineering and Products, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, and Foodstuffs.





Having been in existence since 1987, Thistle International Freight was a specialist courier and freight service provider in Scotland, the UK and worldwide. The brand was known for providing road, air, and sea freight services on a same day, next day or express basis as well as warehousing.

Due to its presence in Sweden, Thistle International Freight was particularly well-known in Scandinavia, and used a transit route into Russia via Finland.  


  • Goodwill and reputation in the brands
  • Registered trade marks
  • Website & Branded domain names
  • Organisational knowledge