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CitySprint announces acquisition of Sameday UK

CitySprint has announced that it has acquired Sameday UK, the Warrington-based firm that specialises in same day logistics.

CitySprint has acquired all of Sameday UK’s operations, which includes a local and national customer base.

CitySprint was backed by Dunedin, the midmarket private equity house, in 2010 and has since taken an ambitious approach to growth. Over the last three years, CitySprint has successfully completed 10 acquisitions.

This acquisition will expand CitySprint’s scale and reach, providing Sameday UK’s customers with an enhanced service through CitySprint’s 2,500 couriers and network of 37 UK service centres.

Sameday UK’s employees have transitioned over to CitySprint, and the local contact details will remain the same.

Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, said, “This deal marks yet another important step forward in our growth strategy. We are the UK’s leading private same day distribution company, and we plan to keep increasing our reach through local acquisitions, to ensure that we can offer our customers the best possible service.”

Len Rainford, founder and managing director of Sameday UK, added “CitySprint shares our commitment to customer service, so we’ll be working together to ensure that the integration is a seamless process. For the time being, it is ‘business as usual’ for our customers, with the same team and contact number in place.”

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