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UHY Hacker Young advises the shareholders of World Options on the majority buyout by MBE Worldwide.

Lancashire based World Options supports over 10,000 small and midsized businesses with all their shipping needs, from small parcels to large freight, both domestically and internationally.  The company has over 120 franchises and agents across the UK, USA, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. 

MBE Worldwide is a leading commerce-enablement platform providing e-commerce, fulfilment, shipping, marketing and print solutions to businesses and consumers. In 2021, MBE served over 1 million business customers worldwide, generating €1.01bn of system wide sales, through its 2,900+ service centres in 53 countries. It also saw €24bn of gross merchandise value traded through its PrestaShop e-commerce solutions.

MBE’s addition of a committed network of sales-oriented entrepreneurs is an important step in their growth and strengthens the company’s position as a global commerce platform for business. 

Our team was led by Peter Williams, partner and head of the UHY UK National Corporate Finance group, and Clive Gawthorpe, tax partner.

Stewart Butler, chief executive and found of World Options commented: 

“We appreciate the support and assistance from the UHY Hacker Young team in getting this transaction over the line. UHY Hacker Young’s expertise in dealing with international buyers and their commitment to the deal really helped to deliver an excellent outcome for all involved.”

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