The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]
UPS is buying Irish express delivery and logistics firm Nightline Logistics Group for an undisclosed sum.
The transport and logistics sector is set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions this year, according to advisory firm KPMG, following a year of subdued activity in 2011. Steffen Wagner, European head of transport transactions at KPMG, says: “This year certainly took off to a promising start. Many companies, particularly in the logistics segment, are sitting on full coffers and are ready for increased strategic acquisitions.” He adds that any activity will rely on three main factors: GDP development […]