UPS has pulled out of its multi-billion Euro bid to take over TNT Express, almost a year after it first entered into talks with the parcel firm. It hoped the merger would create a €45bn (£37.4bn) logistics giant, increasing the US firm’s presence in the European market. However on Friday (11 January), the European Commission (EC) told both parties that it planned to prohibit the merger. MT.co.uk looks at how the story developed over the year. The merger process began […]
TNT Express has seen a drop in both turnover and operating profit, following the loss of a contract with a major fashion retailer in the UK.
TNT said 2015 will continue to be a year of transition for the company after reporting third quarter turnover of €1.6bn (£1.2bn), up 2.3% year-on-year, and a €27m operating loss, compared with an operating loss of €51m for the third quarter of 2014.
UPS and TNT Express have submitted remedies to the European Commission to address its competition concerns, extending the review period further. The submission extends the EC’s review period by 15 business days to 5 February 2013. The proposed remedies involve the sale of the business activities and its assets. UPS needs to ensure the long-term viability of these activities and the continuity of service already provided by TNT Express. In order to receive approval, the EC will market-test the remedies. […]