Investment in Southgate Global by Rutland Partners

Deal typePrivate Equity & Transaction Services
Sub-industryTransport & Logistics
Client nameArpo Global Limited

BDO provided vendor financial due diligence on the investment in the packaging specialist, Southgate Global, by Rutland Partners.  

Southgate is a market leading solutions provider within the packaging and e-commerce fulfilment sector. From its origins as a regional UK packaging supplier in the 1960s, the business has impressively evolved through strong organic growth and several strategic acquisitions to become Europe’s largest trade supplier of machinery, equipment, and associated consumables to the industrial packaging marketplace.

The investment by Rutland Partners will allow the business to pursue its future strategic plans, which include expanding services to customers, pursuing domestic and international growth objectives and exploring targeted acquisitions.

“We found working with BDO a very positive experience. Andy and Marius were very supportive and worked quickly to turn the work around in considerably short timeframes. 

What we found refreshing was the level of responsiveness to questions and requests for information. When working through a big deal with many complexities and also at the same time trying to continue with running a fast paced company, it’s difficult to find the time to immerse yourself in all of the information.

The BDO team did a great job in ensuring that our workstreams progressed quickly by maintaining a good rhythm of follow-up and being very communicative at all times. The quality of the diligence reports and information produced was highly professional and very informative.”

Craig Turner, Managing Director, Arpo Global Ltd

“The BDO team was very responsive to our requirements, including the need to report within a tight timescale.  
They produced a concise, well written report that honed in on the key issues and provided insightful and pragmatic advice on how to deal with them.  

We very much appreciated the experience, flexibility and commitment shown by the BDO team.”

Matthew Hamilton-Allen, Investment Director, Rutland Partners