Deal Advisory

Austin Wilkinson

Sale of Austin Wilkinson & Sons Limited to EFS Global.

About Austin Wilkinson

Austin Wilkinson is a family owned business based in Atherton and provides haulage, freight forwarding and logistics services.

EFS Global is one of the North West’s largest freight forwarding and haulage groups.


About the deal

The sale to EFS Global provided a 100% exit for the selling shareholders of Austin Wilkinson for an undisclosed sum.

Ian Johnson and Ben Barlow from the Cowgills corporate finance team provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of Austin Wilkinson.  Georges Daubney in the tax team also provided tax structuring advice.






Selling shareholders James and Peter Wilkinson commented:

“The expertise and professionalism displayed by the Cowgills team in the execution of our sale was exceptional and it was a rare insight into the detailed exchanges that are undertaken in such transactions. In short, appointing Cowgills lifted a weight from our shoulders.”


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