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A Large Independent Importer and Distributor of Fine Wines

Ref. EJ076

Location : South West

Asking Price : £360,000 + SAV

Turnover : £825,000

Net Profit : £92,000

Gross Profit : £184,000

EBITDA : Undeclared

Net Asset : Undeclared

Premises : Leasehold

Confidentially offered for sale

  • Turner Butler

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Premises (storage): Leasehold

Turnover: £825,000
Gross Profit: £184,000
Net Profit: £92,000

Asking price includes:

Turnover: £825,000
Gross Profit: £184,000
Net Profit: £92,000
Long Established
One of the largest independently owned wine shippers
UK distribution
Long term international vineyard relationships
Very long established and diverse customer base
An excellent online presence offering one of the most comprehensive wine lists
available on the internet today


Turner Butler has been appointed to invite offers of purchase for the goodwill and assets of this long time established wine importer.

Business Profile

The main activity of the business is the importation and distribution of fine wines. They supply corporate clients, wine merchants, hotels, restaurants, wine bars, universities and private wine connoisseurs. They also organise regular wine tasting events throughout the year which attract many visitors. They have an established range of over 400 European and New World fine wines (Stock)

Customer Service:

Client satisfaction is paramount. This is borne out by very long standing relationships with loyal and trusting customers.

Key Strengths:

They import and distribute fine wines and quality spirits. This much respected wine merchant has developed long term relationships with many of the best international vineyards and estates.

Financial Performance:

Turnover c. £825,000
Gross profit c. £184,000
Adjusted net profit c. £92,000

The goodwill in this long established business is being offered for sale on a going concern basis. All financial discussions will take place directly between the vendors and all interested parties under the auspices of Turner Butler.

Asking Price:

The asking price of £360,000 is for the goodwill of this partnership. The wine stock is both diverse and substantial, the value of which is not included in the asking price.

Advertising and Marketing:

The business has a very limited advertising spend.

Growth and Expansion:

All growth has been entirely organic to date but future potential expansion is enormous.


The day to day administration of the business is home based. The wines are warehoused at an annual cost of approximately £4,000.


There are three active members of the partnership plus the help of one employee.

Reason for Sale:

Retirement of the older partners. The active members of the partnership wish to explore other opportunities outside of the industry.

Next steps:

If you are interested in receiving further information, please sign and return the attached Confidentiality Agreement. In returning the Agreement we would be grateful if you could provide us with details of your interest in this opportunity along with your funding position.

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