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In an agreement finalised this week between Gosselin CEO Marc Smet and DT Moving Managing Director, Nick Kerr, Gosselin has acquired and merged DT Moving with its Gosselin Mobility operating companies. The deal brings together DT’s UK and France businesses under the Gosselin umbrella, creating an enlarged European moving network of 51 offices in 34 countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The deal with Nick Kerr includes a stake in the enlarged Gosselin Mobility group. Nick will continue to be based in London as MD and will join Gosselin Group’s Antwerp management team.
The two companies have worked closely for many years. Both are independent owner-managed businesses with a similar ‘can do’ ethos and desire to deliver high quality, high integrity client mobility solutions. Both were looking for opportunities to grow and respond to the fast changing market in Europe. These synergies made the merger attractive for both sides. Looking forward, the group’s first objective will be to strengthen existing client and partner relationships and expand its service offering across an enlarged operational footprint throughout Europe.
Marc Smet comments - “This is a unique opportunity for both companies; Gosselin Mobility expands its network in two key European capitals – London and Paris, renowned for corporate and diplomatic moving opportunities. Founded in 1870 as Davies Turner, DT Moving is a highly respected supplier of corporate international moving services and now gains access to a huge market from which it can strengthen and capitalize on growing business across Europe. We are grateful to incorporate DT’s huge expertise in these markets.”
”Our continuing expansion is confined to the European continent, based on sound commercial logic - DT fits this strategy perfectly. We want to be the pan-European mobility organization of choice for our corporate clients, business partners and global RMC’s, adds Marc.
Nick Kerr comments - “For DT Moving this is a fantastic opportunity to respond to ever more demanding business opportunities and serve our clients with our special brand of quality and attention to detail across the whole of Europe. As a continuing shareholder of this pan-European group, the future for the business and my team who deliver total commitment and drive is assured and very exciting. I look forward to focusing on integration and expansion of the combined DT Moving and Gosselin Mobility network.”
Michael Cazalet, President of Gosselin Mobility concludes: “We are very excited to join forces with DT Moving and Nick Kerr, whose reputation and expertise in the moving industry is renowned. It reinforces Gosselin’s commitment to investment in the moving business and ambition to grow a pan-European network.”
About DT Moving:
Originally part of Davies Turner, established in 1870, DT Moving was acquired in 2007 by Nick Kerr, its long serving managing director. DT has offices in London, Liverpool and Paris, providing corporate international moving and mobility solutions. The company employs 50 people with turnover of ca. 10 million Euros in 2016.
Founded in 1930, Gosselin Group employs over 700 people with sales exceeding 200 million Euros. With 51 group offices in 34 countries, the company has strong representation throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The Group is formed of two business units: Gosselin Mobility and Gosselin Logistics.
Gosselin Mobility handles international moving and relocation services for multinationals, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private individuals.
Gosselin Logistics provides business to business logistics services.