Supply chain solutions specialist raises PE funding for growth

Bis Henderson, a leading provider of professional services into the supply chain sector, has secured investment from London-based private equity firm TPA Capital. Dow Schofield Watts advised Bis Henderson on the deal, which will help accelerate its growth ambitions.

Supply chain solutions

Established by Andy Kaye in 2000 and based in Northampton, Bis has successfully extended its offering from an executive search firm for senior logistics and supply chain professionals into the consulting and space arena.

Bis Consulting offers cutting-edge solutions such as strategy, e-commerce and automation across Europe and the US and supports blue chip customers and industry disruptors in the retail, FMCG and industrial sectors. Its pioneering Space proposition supports businesses in the sourcing and provision of flexible warehousing and storage solutions, helping reduce dislocation in a market with increasing scarcity of supply.

Gerard Lucas led the Dow Schofield Watts team, which also included Dan Walker and Rachel Green. Gerard said: “The logistics and supply chain sectors are experiencing unprecedented pressures for flexible innovative solutions that meet the operational demands of customers. TPA will leverage its sector credentials and experience to support Bis delivering its expertise to a growing market.”

Andy Kaye, CEO of Bis Henderson, said “We are delighted to be partnering with TPA and welcome their insight and support as we position ourselves to scale our business to take further advantage of the opportunities afforded to us at this incredible time for our sector.”

Ravi Aujla, Investment Director at TPA, said: “Supply chains are undergoing a period of significant change and Bis is very well placed to capitalise on the opportunities this brings. We look forward to partnering with Andy, Sid and the wider team to help realise their growth ambitions. This represents our third investment in the logistics space and we remain strong advocates for the sector.”

Ian Riggs, Sean Lightfoot and Olivia Jones of Hill Dickinson provided legal advice to Bis Henderson, while TPA were advised by Squire Patton Boggs (led by Paul Mann, Ben Squires and Louise Parker), Azets (led by Dan Nixon) and Apex Insight (led by Frank Proud).