Autologic is in talks with Stobart Group over a potential cash offer by the Cumbrian giant for the number one operator in UK automotive logistics. The Northampton-based operator, which revealed a turnover of £144.7m and a pre-tax profit of £2.1m for the year ending 31 December last month, says that there is “no certainty that an offer for the company will be made or proposed”. Stobart is required to either announce a firm intention to buy Autologic, or withdraw its […]
Stobart Group’s Biomass division has won a 15-year contract with Western Bioenergy to supply 150,000 tonnes of biomass a year to its plant in Port Talbot, Wales.
Trading in shares in Autologic will be suspended on 9 August as Stobart Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stobart Group, completes its acquisition of the firm. On 18 June Stobart made an offer of £12.4m- the equivalent of 20p per share – for the automotive logistics firm. Both parties had been in talks since 24 May. Stobart said at the time it wished to acquire Autologic as it could enter the automotive logistics sector in a market-leading position. It is […]
Former Autologic chief executive Avril Palmer-Baunack has been appointed as deputy chief executive of Stobart Group. Palmer-Baunack also joins the board of directors at Stobart, which completed its acquisition of car transporter giant Autologic last month. Former deputy chief executive Richard Butcher becomes chief executive for Stobart’s property business At the same time William Stobart has re-joined the board of directors at the firm after he stepped down in March 2011. Rodney Baker-Bates, non-executive chairman of Stobart, said: ” With […]