Kinaxia is a UK road haulage and warehousing business currently comprising 5 regional operators

March 2015
Investment Date

Business Overview

  • Buy-and-build strategy in the UK logistics space
  • Created by a merger of five regional UK haulage and warehouse businesses to create a pan-UK medium-sized business
  • Operates c.280 vehicles and over half a million square feet of warehousing space


Investment Thesis

  • Strong regional brands and long standing customer relationships
  • Significant potential for efficiencies such as central purchasing and a driver academy
  • Scalable model in a fragmented market
  • Strong acquisition pipeline with potential to become a Top 20 UK haulage business within 2 years



  • Non-sponsored deal originated in a proprietary and exclusive process
  • The deal was sourced through a strong relationship with the company’s two owners, one of whom is well known to Permira having been a key member of the management team of a former portfolio company of a Permira fund