Tesco is to merge with wholesaler Booker in a £3.7bn deal that creates one of the largest own-account operations in the UK, and it is targeting cost savings of approximately £61m in its distribution and fulfillment activities. In a joint statement to investors, both parties said the merger was expected to enable opportunity for cost synergies of at least £175m, mainly in areas such as procurement and distribution. Approximately 35% of these cost savings (£61m) will come from distribution and […]
2015 saw some shocks in the market; FedEx bidding for TNT Express; XPO Logistics buying Norbert Dentressangle and BCA Marketplace buying Eddie Stobart’s automotive business. But they weren’t the only acquisitions in a year packed with M&A activity. We take a look at some of the deals that changed the industry.
A combination of organic growth in its same-day distribution business and the acquisition of six companies last year helped courier firm CitySprint increase its turnover.
JSC Russian Railways (RZD), is in talks to buy 75% of Gefco, the logistics arm of cash-strapped car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën for €800m (£640m). PSA Peugeot Citroën said the proposed deal should speed Gefco’s growth by creating a business with enhanced reach in logistics services linking Europe and Asia. The existing management team, led by its president Luc Nadal, will not change, it added. Vitaly Belskiy, from consultancy Frost & Sullivan, said: “The deal is a clear ‘win-win’ for […]