Leading B2B Books Wholesaler


Business Opportunity

An opportunity exists to purchase the business assets of a leading UK books wholesaler to retailers both nationally and internationally.

The purchase will be executed at the earliest opportunity.  All interested parties will be requested to sign a non-disclosure agreement and specifically deal with Middleton Barton Asset Valuation as appointed agent on behalf of the vendor.


Business Overview:

  • The Company has a strong presence in the marketplace.
  • Blue Chip customer base.
  • Strong relationships with key publishers (UK and Globally).
  • 185,000 sq.ft. fulfilment warehouse leasehold premises.
  • Market leading stock control systems.
  • Access to over 13 million titles.
  • 200,000 titles held in stock.


Assets Available for Sale:

  • Chattel Assets.
  • Stock held.
  • Leasehold premises.
  • Established customer base with Blue Chip clients.
  • Software Systems.
  • Intellectual Property.
  • Goodwill & Business.


Financial Information:

Full Year to 31/12/16:

  • Turnover: £149,804,000
  • Gross Profit: £14,571
  • Operating Profit/(Loss): (£981,000)

Full Year to 31/12/17:

  • Turnover: £168,397,000
  • Gross Profit: £16,081,000
  • Operating Profit/(Loss): (£15,920)

Full Year to 31/12/18:

  • Turnover: £249,642,000
  • Gross Profit: £25,088,000
  • Operating Profit/(Loss): £9,225,000



East Anglia, UK.


Deadline for Offers:

Any party interested in this opportunity is encouraged to promptly contact Middleton Barton, and to sign and return a Non-Disclosure Agreement (issued on request).


Further Information:

Please contact Damian Short on 0161 2172727 or by email [email protected]






Business for Sale


East Anglia, UK