Apex Insight supports acquisition of P2P Mailing by The Delivery Group / Next Wave Partners

P2P Mailing, based in Basildon, is a leading provider of international e-commerce delivery services, enabling UK retailers to deliver to overseas customers cost-effectively.

NextWave Partners is a UK mid-market private equity house with over £100m of funds under management.

The Delivery Group is a buy-and-build platform chaired by former UK Mail CEO, Paul Carvell, which also owns Secured Mail – a leading e-commerce delivery and downstream access mail provider – and CMS – which provides managed mail services and delivery of financial documents in London and other major financial centres.

Frank Proud from Apex Insight acted as an advisor on the market as part of the commercial due diligence carried out to support the transaction. Work included applying Apex Insight’s knowledge of the market to quantify the opportunity for P2P Mailing, evaluating its competitive advantages and the robustness of its business model, and drawing out implications for achievability of its forecasts.

The work confirmed that there is strong growth in demand for cost-effective international delivery services and that P2P Mailing’s offering in this area is superior to that of traditional parcels carriers.

About Apex Insight
Apex Insight is an independent provider of research, analysis, commercial due diligence and other consulting services covering business services markets in the UK and Europe.
In addition to Dalepak, our recent work has covered markets including mail / parcels services, travel commerce, consumer credit services and television production.