Stobart Group has said the integration of Autologic into its Eddie Stobart division has been “seamless” with all assets and key personnel retained. Autologic was bought by Stobart in August, after an initial bid – valuing the company at £12.4m – was made for the company in June. The acquisition adds £144.7m of annual turnover and £2.1m of pre-tax profit to Eddie Stobart’s £519.5m of turnover and £27.4m of pre-tax profit. New deputy chief executive at Stobart Group, and former […]
UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
Eddie Stobart Logistics has successfully completed its transformation into a stand-alone business after the acquisition of a 51% stake in the operator by private equity firm DouglasBay Capital on 10 April 2014, according to its parent company.
Autologic has made its third asset acquisition from failed car transporter hauliers in as many years. Through its subsidiary Walon it has acquired certain assets of Spirit Motortransport, which entered administration on Friday 11 May. Autologic says the assets acquired comprise car transporters, IT and office equipment and the goodwill attached to the Spirit name. Avril Palmer-Baunack, chief executive of Autologic, says: “We have taken the opportunity to acquire further key assets that strengthen our operational transporter fleet, which is […]