UPS has announced it has the funding in place for the acquisition of TNT Express, which was announced on 19 March. The US parcels giant will finance the deal by using €3.7bn of cash from its balance sheet and around €1.46bn via existing credit facilities. Totalling €5.16bn, the original deal reached between UPS and TNT Express was for an all-cash offer of €9.50 per ordinary share for the takeover of the Dutch business. In line with Dutch regulatory requirements, UPS […]
UPS has become the official logistics and shipping sponsor for Ferrari.
The European Commission (EC) is to probe potential competition concerns in the small parcels sector, particularly international express services, if UPS’s takeover of TNT Express goes ahead. Dutch-owned TNT Express and US parcel giant UPS are two out of the four ‘integrators’ operating within Europe (integrators are companies that control an air and road small package delivery network throughout Europe and beyond and are capable of offering the broadest portfolio of such services). The other integrators classified by the EC […]
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.