AnyVan has raised £125 million growth capital to power its mission to create the world’s most efficient logistics platform.
Founded in 2009, AnyVan is one of the pioneers in the logistics market, leveraging technology and a network of over 3,000 transport providers to offer a platform for delivery services to both consumers and businesses.
With over two million consumer bookings to date, and business customers ranging from Fortune 500 and FTSE100 companies to startups, its technology delivers real-time pricing with route and allocation optimisation that reduces the distance travelled and cost to fulfil.
The capital investment comes from ‘unicorn-maker’ Vitruvian Partners, with GP Bullhound acting as exclusive financial advisor to the company.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Vitruvian, who has an exemplary track record in building platforms into unicorns,” said Angus Elphinstone, CEO and founder.
“They will bring their experience with companies including Skyscanner, Farfetch, Trustpilot and Just Eat. We are now primed and funded to continue to accelerate our expansion rapidly across Europe.
“We chose to work with GP Bullhound because they are the leading global dealmaker in the tech sector, and they delivered exactly the deal we wanted. Partnering with them was one of the best decisions we made.”
Claudio Alvarez, partner at GP Bullhound, commented: “AnyVan is redefining the logistics sector with its real-time pricing and route optimisation platform which is pushing forward efficiencies in a market ripe for transformation.
“With Vitruvian’s investment and track record of scaling platforms, we expect big things from the team in the future.”