Lead Forensics

Case study

CitySprint: Delivering support

Secondary buyout supports market-leading business to grow through acquisition.

CitySprint is the UK's premier same day delivery company.

Deal type
  • Secondary buyout
Exit type
  • Trade sale
Exit date

January 2022

CitySprint is the UK’s premier same day delivery company. 

CitySprint supports businesses across the UK with a range of delivery solutions, including same day, bespoke logistics design and specialist services for key sectors such as retail and healthcare.

Its unique national same day delivery network comprises 30+ service centres across the UK with geographical reach to over 88% of the mainland population within 60 minutes.

Backing an acquisitive growth strategy

In 2016, LDC backed the secondary buyout of CitySprint.

Our support helped the business to further develop its market-leading delivery services and to build scale through acquisitions.

During our partnership, CitySprint completed multiple acquisitions including The Courier Co-operative in Birmingham, ASAP International and Peps Couriers, both located in London and Sterling Services’ same day courier division based in Leeds.

In January 2022, CitySprint was acquired by DPD UK, part of DPDGroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network.