Project Bumblebee

Ensors Corporate Finance team are pleased to announce their involvement in the purchase of Dooley Rumble Group Limited by James Dolan Limited, a provider of transport and logistic services based in East Anglia.

The transaction completes a busy couple of years for James Dolan Limited after it purchased Green & Skinner (Haulage) Limited based in Ipswich 18 months ago. Bringing the three companies together will create a group with turnover in excess of £10m with significant synergies and complimentary activities.

Dooley Rumble, a logistics provider, celebrated 30 years of trading this year and is based in Great Blakenham near Ipswich. It was originally set up by former directors Neil Dooley and Simon Rumble who had both previously worked for a Ipswich branch of a shipping company for almost ten years.

David Scrivener, and the Ensors Corporate Finance team, were engaged by James Dolan Limited to advise on all aspects of the transaction including the provision of financial due diligence and other lead advisory services. The team were also supported by Pennington Manches (led by Helen Drayton) who provided legal advisory services.

Speaking about the recent transaction David says “It has been great to work with James and his team again on this deal. We supported him through his first acquisition which has gone very well and it marks another milestone bringing Dooley Rumble into the group. It was especially pleasing to have been involved from the outset – we made the initial introduction to Dooley Rumble so had a small but important role to play in getting the deal off the ground in the first place.”

James Dolan commented “I am proud to have secured two of the most iconic logistics companies in the region. These acquisitions are a very positive move for the group, and we are looking forward to the opportunities and benefits they will bring.  The expertise of each company complements each other well, and by bringing the two together we can expand our capabilities and resources to benefit our customers.  Green & Skinner will move over to the larger Dooley Rumble site as soon as possible under the guidance of the Group Operations Director, Ian Madgwick. Personally, I am looking forward to the future and I am positive everyone will flourish and help build a successful group of companies, that we can all be proud of.”

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