Stobart Group has sold a 51% stake in its transport division to Douglasbay Capital (Dbay) – the former owners of TDG – for £280.8m. The move sees William Stobart become chief executive of the newly formed, and once again privately owned, Eddie Stobart Logistics. Under the terms of the deal, the LSE-listed Stobart Group will retain a 49% stake as well as the Eddie Stobart brand itself via a licence agreement. 8% of the total vehicle fleet will remain aligned […]
Eddie Stobart Logistics has successfully completed its transformation into a stand-alone business after the acquisition of a 51% stake in the operator by private equity firm DouglasBay Capital on 10 April 2014, according to its parent company.
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