Petit Forestier pulls out of Fraikin acquisition


 

Refrigerated vehicle rental firm Petit Forestier has abandoned its bid to buy leasing company Fraikin Group after opposition from the French Competition Authority. The deal between the two French-owned companies, announced in June last year, aimed to create a major European player in the sector with combined sales of £1.09bn. Petit Forestier’s bid to buy Fraikin hit the buffers after the French Competition Authority raised concerns that the deal would create “a quasi-monopoly” giving Petit Forestier a 90% market share […]