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There's a momentous merger in the air ...

Oct 19, 2016
As of Friday, 14 October 2016, Abels Moving Services, Gerson Relocation and Momentous Relocation merged under common ownership, led by Paul Evans. Phil Pertoldi, the current chairman of both Abels and Gerson, will remain with the new company as chairman of Abels Moving Services. The merger combines the strength of three leading moving and relocation brands delivering a wider menu of services, increased resources, and greater capacity to clients.

Under the Royal Warrant ‘By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen’, Abels Moving Services is a highly acclaimed specialist in residential and international moving services and is also a leader in commercial moving and new furniture distribution. Abels has a reputation for delivering exemplary service.

Gerson Relocation (formerly Michael Gerson Ltd) has been synonymous with delivering unrivalled quality moving and relocation services to corporate clients since 1961. This attention to detail and customer focus led to the company becoming the very first relocation recipient of the ‘Queen’s Award for Export’ and it was selected to move Margaret Thatcher both into, and out of, Number 10 Downing Street.

Momentous Relocation is a leader in international moving, relocation, commercial distribution and the movement of fine arts. Over the last two years, the company has more than doubled in revenue.

Commenting on the merger, Paul Evans said, “We are very excited about the future of the new group, given the enormous strengths and reputation of the three brands and the combined experience. We are delighted that Phil Pertoldi will remain with the Group and I know he is excited about working with us to maintain the quality driven ethos of all three companies, while making sure we adapt and grow to meet the changing expectations and needs of all of our clients.”

Also commenting on the merger, Michael Gerson, ex-chairman of Gerson Relocation said, "Congratulations, it’s really exciting news to hear and fantastic for the industry! I wish the company every success."

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About Momentous Relocation
Momentous Relocation was acquired by Paul Evans in March 2014. Paul’s leadership in the moving industry reflects a history of long-term ownership and growth through meeting and adapting to clients’ changing needs.  In 1973 Paul was the founder and chairman of Trans Euro.  The company established itself as a leader in the corporate moving market before being targeted for acquisition by Deutsche Bank Capital Partners in 2000. Following this, Paul rescued Interdean Relocation Services from near-bankruptcy in 2005. Under his team’s leadership, the company was transformed into a healthy, vibrant organisation before being acquired by the Danish public company EAC in 2011.

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