The business provides customers with next day deliveries and UK-wide coverage via a network of eight strategically located regional hubs. Its fleet comprises 300 fully-liveried vehicles, whilst its proprietary IT platform offers market-leading track and trace capabilities to its end customers.
Panther specialises in two-man and one-man assisted delivery services for major brands and retailers.
In April 2016 LDC backed the £17million management buyout of Panther Logistics.
LDC has acquired a significant minority shareholding in the firm, enabling its founder to retire. Following the investment, Panther plans to continue to invest in its operations and develop new service innovations to support its customers.
In 2016 Panther picked up 'Large Company of the Year' and 'Innovation Award' at the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards.
This is an exciting point in the business' journey for our employees and customers alike. Bringing on board an experienced investment partner like LDC provides a springboard for further growth and investment. We were impressed by the team's understanding of our business, LDC's track record in the sector and their commitment to helping us achieve our long-term ambitions. Colin McCarthy, Managing Director, Panther Logistics