Ligentia has been acquired by Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Ligentia, a global supply chain management provider, has announced that Equistone Partners Europe Limited, the European mid-market private equity investor, has made a significant investment in the business. The financial terms of the investment are undisclosed.

Founded in 1996 by group CEO Nick Jones, Ligentia has a team of 400+ professionals across 25 locations worldwide. The firm manages the international freight and supply chains for some of the world’s leading retailers, consumer brands and healthcare providers. Ligentia recorded revenues of c. £300m in 2020, representing strong year-on-year growth which is expected to continue.

The investment from Equistone, with its pan-European network of offices, will support Ligentia in delivering its ambitious growth plans through strategic acquisitions. It will also support the enhanced development of Ligentix; Ligentia’s proprietary customer technology platform.

Ligentia will continue to be led by its founder and CEO Nick Jones, who alongside the existing management will also invest in the business.

Rothschild & Co advised on the sale of this transaction. For further detail please contact Barry Sheehan.

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