The RMS Group

Shipping, logistics and warehouse services

The RMS Group

Sector

Business Services

Location

The Humber Estuary

Deal type

Growth Capital & Management Buyout

Investment size

Undisclosed - 2.6x return

Investment date(s)

2007

Website

rms-humber.co.uk

"YFM showed great insight in backing our business against prevailing investment trends. Their support and involvement throughout has helped shape our business for many years of strong growth to come."

Graham Hunter, MD of RMS

The business

  • Shipping, logistics and warehouse services for import and export cargo
  • Handles over two million tonnes of cargo a year through port operations around the Humber and River Trent
  • Runs one of only two covered terminals in the UK

The strategy

  • Capitalise on the firm’s strategic sites to win new business
  • Expand the operations to grow the business organically and offer clients additional services
  • Build on the strong cash generation and asset backing

The developments

  • Achieved year-on-year profit growth in challenging market conditions
  • Completed a programme of capex and invested in a new ERP system to improve efficiency and customer service levels
  • Established a new site in Hull which expanded operations to 5 ports across Humberside and the Trent
  • Exited in 2020, generating a 2.6x return and an IRR of 15.6% for our VCT investors
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