Trail invests in LV Overseas

Paris – Trail, the European private equity firm, invests in LV Overseas alongside a consortium of financial investors and the management team.

LV Overseas is an international freight forwarder, specialized in the organization of door-to-door logistics solutions for all multimodal transports (sea, air, or rail). The group offers a complete range of services (logistics, bundling, customs clearance, storage, loading and unloading) tailored to each stage of the supply chain, with specific know-how in bundling and niche expertise such as industrial projects, fresh or oversized products.

Thanks to the strong involvement of its 500 employees spread over 22 offices worldwide, LV Overseas generates a turnover of nearly €500m with its 7 000 customers.

Over the last few years, LV Overseas has been able to strengthen its historical positioning in the French overseas territories and has extended its geographical coverage as well as its range of services through organic growth and the deployment of an ambitious acquisition strategy. The group has also endeavored to strengthen its CSR policy, in particular under the angles of health, safety and security at work as well as under the environmental angle for which the group has set precise objectives of carbon footprint reduction.

The transaction in which Trail is participating, alongside MML Capital, Bpifrance, and BNP Paribas Développement, aims to support the next phase of LV Overseas’ development with the entrepreneurial and winning spirit that characterizes the group. LV Overseas, which has carried out six acquisitions in the last two years, is positioned as a true consolidation platform with a resilient organic growth profile.

About Trail

Trail is an independent European private equity investment firm, set-up in 2007 with over €850 million cumulated capital managed to date. Trail formed a strategic partnership with Silk Road Fund and CICC to set-up a unique Euro-China investment platform. Trail’s team helps high performing small and mid-size European companies scale up in size, scope and geographical boundaries with a specific focus on Asia.  Trail is committed to long-term, responsible and value-creating investment. Trail has three offices in Paris, Luxembourg and Beijing.