In an agreement finalised last 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.
“This is a unique opportunity for both companies,” said Marc Smet. Founded in 1870 as Davies Turner, DT Moving is a highly-respected supplier of corporate international moving services founded in 1870 as Davies Turner. The merger gives the company access to a huge market from which it can strengthen and capitalise on growing business across Europe.
“We are grateful to incorporate DT’s huge expertise in these markets,” Marc added. “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 RMCs,” added Marc.
Nick Kerr commented: “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 concluded: “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.”