Endless-backed acquisition completes

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A portfolio company of Leeds-based private equity provider Endless has backed Go Plant Fleet Services in its £13 million acquisition of a large proportion of the business and assets of Gulliver’s Truck Hire.

The company’s latest major deal is expected to boost overall revenue to more than £85 million.

“We are delighted to support Go Plant Fleet Services on this deal which adds to a series of other outstanding achievements in the business over the last 12 months,” Matthew Jubb, Investment Director at Endless.

“The team worked hard to deliver a seamless transition of the new vehicles into the existing fleet to ensure minimal disruption for customers.

“Go Plant Fleet Services has also recently secured a major contract with Harrow Council worth more than £25m. 2019 will be an exciting time for the business, further proving its capabilities and commitments to become a market-leading provider in specialist commercial vehicles.”

Mark Gallimore, Commercial Director of Go Plant Fleet Services, said: “This is a significant deal that will support major progress in key areas of our business.

“This acquisition strengthens both our contract hire and spot hire fleets, reinforces our status as a market leader and further enhances our capacity to deliver an all-encompassing solution for specialist commercial vehicles.

“Many of the vehicles involved in the deal are already out on contracts with waste and environmental services companies and local authorities.”

The Go Plant Fleet Services team were supported by the Endless LLP deal team, led by Matthew Jubb and supported by Linda Nguyenova.